In Sickness and in Wealth

Posted by on August 25, 2008

Seminar focuses on health care inequality

The Center for Public Health Initiatives, in collaboration with the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, is launching a 2008/2009 speaker series – Unnatural Causes: Exploring Health Inequalities through the PBS Series.  Each event within the series will include a viewing of a segment of the PBS documentary (read more about the series here and a keynote speaker who will discuss the introduced topic.

The first event in the series, In Sickness and in Wealth, will take place on Monday, September 15th from noon to 2:30pm at Clara Cohen Hall (formerly Logan Hall) in the Terrace Room, at 249 S. 36th Street on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Adewale Troutman, MPH, MA, whose work is featured in the first episode of the PBS series, which looks at reasons why some US populations have poor health in the first place and how patterns of health and illnesses reflect underlying patterns of class and racial inequities.

This event will also feature remarks by Ron Daniels, Provost, University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Don Schwarz, MPH, Deputy Mayor, Health & Opportunity Health Commissioner, City of Philadelphia.

There is no charge for the event although advance registration is encouraged because space is limited.  Email to RSVP.

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