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[Webinar] Just Health: Treating Structural Racism to Heal America

September 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Just Health: Treating Structural Racism to Heal America

Speaker: Dayna Bowen Matthew, J.D., Ph.D.

Thursday, September 29

12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

An examination of how deep structural racism is embedded in the fabric of American society leading to worse health outcomes and lower life expectancy for people of color. By presenting evidence of discrimination in housing, education, employment, and the criminal justice system, Dayna Bowen Matthew will discuss how racial inequality pervades American society and the multitude of ways that this undermines the health of minority populations. In her new book, Just Health, she provides a clear path forward for overcoming these massive barriers to health and ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to be healthy. Dr. Matthew encourages health providers to take a leading role in the fight to dismantle the structural inequities their patients face.

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Dayna Bowen Matthew, J.D., Ph.D. is the Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. Dr. Matthew is a leader in public health and civil rights law who has also held many public policy roles. These include serving as senior adviser to the Office of Civil Rights for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and as a member of the health policy team for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. She is the author of Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care (NYU Press, 2018) and Just Health: Treating Structural Racism to Heal America (NYU Press, 2022).

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