Why are health disparities everyone’s problem?
Event Date & TimeApril 19, 2021 at 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Join the UT Health San Antonio Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics for the 2021 Frank Bryant Jr., MD, Memorial Distinguished Lecture. This virtual event features Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH, an internationally renowned health equity researcher from Johns Hopkins University and winner of a MacArthur Fellowship, often called a “genius grant.” This lecture is free and open to all.
As Dr. Cooper will describe, health is determined by more than personal choices or behaviors. An array of factors produces health outcomes: physical environment, genetic predisposition, social conditions, economic policies, social relationships, health system factors and more.
In the United States and worldwide, these factors are inextricably linked to a lengthy history of unjust treatment and inequality for people of color and other vulnerable communities. This alone is reason enough to combat the injustices plaguing our society. But Dr. Cooper also makes a compelling case that everyone’s health is interconnected, both within communities and worldwide. She calls for a new kind of “herd immunity,” with solidarity across race and social class creating a healthier world for us all.
Register for this virtual event at BryantLecture2021.Eventbrite.com. Continuing Medical Education credit is available.Register now