Healthy Equity Speaker Series | Co-sponsored by CISWH & Vot-ER
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
5:30-7:00 PM ET (Virtual)
Alister Martin, MD, MPP-founder of Vot-ER, White House Fellow (2021-2022)
Justin D. Hodge, LMSW, Clinical Asst. Professor of Social Work at University of Michigan
Kathryn Audette, MSW, Director of Government Affairs at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Board Member ACLU MA, Adjunct Professor at BU Social of Social Work
Eleanor Zambrano, LICSW, Executive Director at CISWH (moderator)
In the U.S., political determinants of health include voting, government and policy. But national healthcare policies have not been reflective of our changing population. And elected leadership and policy lack real diversity. To address this, social work and healthcare professionals have joined forces to promote the importance of civic health engagement through voter registration -- deemed a social determinant of health. Encouraging and engaging individuals to get involved and make their voices heard in the decision-making behind healthcare policies will lead to healthier communities nationwide. If we are to help create health equity for all, we also need to galvanize social workers and healthcare professionals to explore how they impact healthcare policy. Today is a forum to help us achieve that goal.
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