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How to Dismantle Racial Disparities in U.S. Health Care
America’s health care system is marked by profound racial inequities, consolidated through policies like segregation. While our past choices have disproportionately harmed people of color, we now have the capacity to bridge these divides through antiracist policy. One option is fully expanding eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a step that some states have resisted despite evidence it has expanded access to health care and improved health outcomes, particularly for Black and Latino Americans. Join Jamila Michener, Associate Professor and Co-Director of Cornell Center for Health Equity, as she charts a course toward a more inclusive health system.
EVIDENCE FORUM - Looking Back & Reaching Forward: Taking Stock of the Evidence Ecosystem Today & Tomorrow
February 22nd, 2023 - A recording of the final Evidence Forum, live-streamed from the White House, co-hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Penn State University's Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative, in collaboration with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Building A "Black Women Best" Legislative Agenda
Jessica Fulton, Michelle Holder, Azza Altiraifi, and Jamila Michener, contributors to the Black Women Best report will discuss its findings and how through deliberate policy we bring black women from peril to prosperity and create a better economy for all. Presented by Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman, Robin Kelly, and Yvette Clarke. You can find the report here: https://watsoncoleman.house.gov/imo/media/doc/bwb_report_20220331.pdf
12th Annual Justice Forum
Pisgah Legal Services hosts the Justice Forum each year to call for justice and generate honest conversation about pressing local and national issues. The 12th Annual Justice Forum featuring Dr. Jamila Michener focused on the intersection of poverty, power, and public policy. Pisgah Legal’s poverty law experts provide legal services to address socio-economic issues such as homelessness prevention, adherence to safe and healthy housing codes, domestic violence protections, and access to healthcare and basic needs.
The Divide: Confronting Racism in American Health Care
Delmar Avenue, which spans St. Louis, Missouri, from east to west, features million-dollar homes directly to the south and deep poverty to its north. The so-called Delmar Divide represents the racial and socioeconomic segregation that exists in many American cities. That same racially driven divide also exists in the city’s health care. This film investigates the legacy of racism in health care in St. Louis and how one program is attempting to end it. Pipeline to Compassionate Care teaches St. Louis medical students about the ways systemic racism has been built into the health care system, how those injustices have affected people’s lives and health, and how they can be more compassionate and effective care providers. Through interviews with Jamila Michener, Associate Professor, Co-Director, Cornell Center for Health Equity; Bethany Johnson-Jarvois, CEO of St. Louis Integrated Health Network; and Kaytlin Reedy-Rogier, Program Coordinator, Pipeline to Compassionate Care, viewers will learn how the program works to dismantle the effects of systemic racism in health care, one doctor at a time. 0:00 St. Louis' Delmar Divide 0:36 The history of health care in St. Louis 2:38 Intro to the Pipeline to Compassionate Care 4:21 One medical students' journey 5:56 Utilizing trauma-informed care and new practices 7:22 What does the future look like? Learn more about the Commonwealth Fund's work to advance health equity here: https://bit.ly/33XvcuT
Jamila Michener: Uncivil Democracy: Race, Poverty, and Civil Legal Inequality
During the livestream please submit your questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Roger S. Aaron ’64 Lecture Uncivil Democracy: Race, Poverty, and Civil Legal Inequality Speaker: Jamila Michener Associate Professor Cornell University Host: Herschel Nachlis Research Assistant Professor of Government Policy Fellow, Rockefeller Center Dartmouth College Lecture Info: Civil law is the channel through which many people adjudicate the (non-criminal) legal challenges that emerge in everyday life. Core functions of civil law involve arbitrating outcomes that are especially vital to people living in or near poverty (e.g., evictions, loss of public assistance, disputes between lenders and borrowers, and much more). Moreover, civil legal protections are especially critical to low-income women of color. This talk will highlight the repercussions of civil legal inequality. Professor Michener will show how civil legal institutions affect economic and political dynamics in race-class subjugated communities and consider the implications of civil legal institutions for U.S. democracy. Speaker Bio: Jamila Michener is an associate professor of Government and Public Policy at Cornell University. She studies poverty, racism, and public policy, with a particular focus on health and housing. She is author of the award-winning book, Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics. She is Associate Dean for Public Engagement at the Brooks School of Public Policy, co-director of the Cornell Center for Health Equity, co-director of the Politics of Race, Immigration, Class and Ethnicity (PRICE) research initiative, and board chair of the Cornell Prison Education Program. https://www.jamilamichener.com/ Host Bio: Herschel Nachlis is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Policy Fellow in the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth. He studies and teaches American politics and public law, focus on health and social policy, regulatory politics, and political institutions. His research examines health regulatory policy, public health and biomedical research programs, and mental health politics and policy, and has been published in journals including JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association and Studies in American Political Development and public outlets including The Washington Post and STAT. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Politics and Social Policy from Princeton, and B.A. in Political Science from Macalester.
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