Food Insecurity and Chronic Disease with Hilary Seligman, MD
Medical research over the last two decades has clearly documented that people of lower socioeconomic status and from minority racial and ethnic backgrounds have worse health, worse access to medical care and often receive a lower standard of health care. The poorer health and inferior healthcare received by the underprivileged are pointedly referred to as inequities in health and health care. With this perspective, a person and a community’s health -- and the healthcare they receive -- are measures of social justice.rnSan Francisco, long a champion of social change, is leading the charge to improve the health of people who are socially disadvantaged. Through research and innovations in practice, policy and education, faculty at UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (arguably our nation's premier public hospital) are at the head of a movement to ensure that medical care mitigates, not perpetuates, societal injustices. Our course presents an approach to medical care that integrates medical research with a social justice perspective to tackle some of the most critical issues that complicate the care of underserved patients and to re-inspire and re-instill meaning and purpose to the helping professions.rnrn
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room N-217+ Add to calendar
On November 28, 2017, the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity will host a one-day public workshop at the Cal State East Bay Conference Center in Oakland, California, entitled Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health. This public workshop will feature invited speaker presentations and discussions that will consider the history of immigration laws and policies and how these laws and policies affect not only immigrant health, but population health more broadly. Confirmed speakers include: Heide Castañeda (University of South Florida), Walter A. Ewing (American Immigration Council), Sofia Gomez (University of Arizona), Tiffiany Howard (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Ninez Ponce (University of California, Los Angeles), Thu Quach (Asian Health Services) and Karthick Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside), Alicia Wilson (La Clinica del Pueblo), Hal Yee (LA County Department of Health Services). Visit our website for more information, including in-person registration.
Cal State East Bay Oakland Conference Center, Trans Pacific Center, 1000 Broadway Suite 109, Oakland, CA 94607+ Add to calendar