[act-ma] 12/9 Health Care Reform & Health Care Disparities (Wed)

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Mon Nov 23 08:23:37 PST 2009


Community Change, Inc. Brown Bag Anti-Racism Discussion Series 2009

Changing the Public Discourse around Race



HEALTH CARE REFORM & HEALTH CARE DISPARITIES: WHERE’S THE DEBATE?

The quest to correct racial disparities in health care – differences  
in the level and quality of treatment between whites and minorities –  
hasn’t been the focus of health reform debate. But advocates are  
hoping to use the nearly trillion-dollar effort to fix some of the  
inequities, by sending billions in federal aid to boost community  
hospitals, local clinics, and other programs.  Are these effective  
ways to address health care disparities? If so, what are the chances  
that these items will be part of a final bill? What can WE do to  
support work to correct racial disparities in health care?

December 9, 2009
12 noon – 1:30 pm
Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street
Boston MA 02108

Presenters:

Renee M. Landers.  Professor of Law, Suffolk University, is the  
author of Massachusetts Health Insurance Reform Legislation: An  
Effective Tool for Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health  
Care, 29 HAMLINE J. PUB. L. & POL'Y 1 (2007) and Plus ca change, plus  
c'est la meme chose: The Representation of People of Color (and  
Women) in Boston Law Firms, 50:5 BOSTON BAR J. 15 (Nov./Dec. 2006).

Elmer R. Freeman, MSW, is the Executive Director of the Center for  
Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. an academic/ 
community partnership among Northeastern University Bouve College of  
Health Sciences, Boston University School of Medicine, and a network  
of 15 community health centers serving the diverse racial and ethnic  
underserved populations of the central city neighborhoods of Boston.  
He is the co-chair of Critical MASS, a multi-organizational,  
multicultural, multi-community, statewide coalition to eliminate  
racial and ethnic health disparities in Massachusetts.

Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. $5 contribution  
requested.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! RSVP (617-523-0555 or  
janet at communitychangeinc.org.)
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