Through our Health Equity Learning Series, we are pleased to host four events in 2013 featuring national experts:
- JUNE 6: Brian Smedley, PhD, Vice President and Director of the Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, will speak about health equity and policy
- JULY 25: Adewale Troutman, MD, Director of Public Health Practice Program, University of South Florida, will speak about social determinants of health
- SEPT. 12: Elizabeth Myung Sook Krause, Vice President of Policy and Communications, Connecticut Health Foundation, and Nichole June Maher, MPH, President, Northwest Health Foundation, Yanique Redwood, PhD, President and CEO, Consumer Health Foundation, will speak about foundation solutions to advance health equity
- NOV. 15: Anthony Iton, MD, Senior Vice President, The California Endowment and Winston Wong, MD, Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente, will speak about solutions for tackling social determinants of health
In addition to The Trust hosting these distinguished speakers over luncheon events at our office in Denver, we will be partnering with others across the state to host simultaneous events in their communities with live-stream viewing of the events, also over lunch, followed by discussion and networking.
Paula Braveman Event
On January 31, 2013, The Colorado Trust hosted a Learning Lunch featuring Paula Braveman, MD, a leading national expert on health equity, as she discussed barriers to achieving optimal health faced by racial and ethnic minorities, low-income and other disadvantaged populations. Dr. Braveman serves as director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health within the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is widely renowned for her efforts to help policy and health leaders better understand and address wide and persistent disparities in health and health care between social groups in the United States and worldwide.
T.R. Reid moderated a discussion with Dr. Braveman following her initial remarks. Reid is well known for his long-time reporting for the Washington Post and NPR commentaries, and author of such works as The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.
View the recorded presentation below and download the slides here.
For additional information about health equity, read How the Affordable Care Act Can Help to Advance Racial and Ethnic Equity in Colorado.
The Trust wants to keep the health equity discussion going. Here is an article from Dr. Braveman and discussion questions for you to share with others.
Additional Media Coverage:
02/08/13 Colorado State of Mind: Health Equity ~ Rocky Mountain PBS
02/04/13 Confronting Challenges and Fairness in Minority Health ~ KUNC
02/01/13 Less Money for Health, More for Preschool ~ Health Policy Solutions
01/31/13 No Easy Cure for Health Disparities, Expert Says ~ The Colorado Springs Gazette