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Racial Inequities — Fruit of America’s Poisonous Tree: How We Can Repair the Past and Achieve Health Equity and Health Justice For All

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A flyer for a February 2nd lecture at 1pm over Zoom by Professor Daniel Dawes, JD, executive director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and a professor of health law, policy and management. The title of the lecture is Racial Inequities -– Fruit of America’s Poisonous Tree and the flyer also says "Join PHL for a conversation with Professor Dawes on the political determinants of health, racial and health inequities, and how law students can address these issues."

Join us for a talk with Professor Daniel Dawes, executive director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and a professor of health law, policy and management.

Professor Dawes’ objectives for the lecture include the following:

  • Clearly define the political determinants of health and how they are linked to health disparities and inequities.
  • Identify historical moments in American history that have helped to set the stage and shape how health inequities are instigated, perpetuated, and addressed.
  • Understand how political determinants of health are related to and impact the social determinants of health.
  • Understand the political determinants of health framework and how it can be leveraged to advance more equitable health policies and better health outcomes.
  • Understand how law students and public health students can mobilize political determinants to improve health outcomes in under-served, under-resourced, and vulnerable communities.

Zoom link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/92116256383

Professor Daniel Dawes

Professor Dawes’ work focuses on health reform, health equity, mental/behavioral health inequities, social and political determinants of health, poverty, and health system transformation. He was an instrumental figure in developing and negotiating the Mental Health Parity Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, and an architect of the Affordable Care Act’s health equity-focused provisions, among other landmark federal policies. Professor Dawes is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and an elected fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He serves as an advisor to The White House COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force and an appointed member of the CDC’s Advisory Committee to the Director. 


Wednesday, February 2, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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