Secretary of Public Welfare Estelle Richman at Penn

Posted by on February 20, 2004

The Interdisciplinary Seminar Series on Ameliorating Health Disparities presents:

Secretary of Public Welfare
Estelle Richman

The Politicians Role(s) in Ameliorating Health Disparities

Reflections on the input of policymakers regarding (health) disparities, the realities of political agenda setting, and the relationships between politicians and the world of academia.

No truly fruitful attack on health disparities can be sustained and be successful without political involvement to effect the needed substantial, structural changes in the social and economic fabric of our communities, nations and regions. It is in this interface where the academic musings will be tested in the arena of public political life. Secretary Richman is grounded in both academia and politics, and is well-positioned to have profound ideas on the subject.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

DAY: Thursday, March 4th, 2004

TIME: 12:30 to 2:30 PM (bring your brown bag lunch)

PLACE: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (3417 Spruce Street)

The Interdisciplinary Seminar Series on Ameliorating Health Disparities is organized by the Graduate Program in Public Health Studies, the Health and Societies Program in the School of Arts and Sciences, and the National Center on Fathers and Families/Graduate School of Education. It is funded in part by the Provost s Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund with additional support from the Penn-Cheyney EXPORT Center for Inner City Health, the Center for Diversity in Health Education and Research, and the Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine. The major aim of the Seminar Series is to foster awareness of the myriad and complex factors and processes underlying health disparities at the national and international levels and the opportunities for scholars and the general public to contribute to the knowledge base necessary to understand and eliminate them. For more information, visit or email

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