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The fight for equity: Reforming health care systems from within

November 4th, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Structural racism takes a pernicious toll on health. And institutional and individual bias can mean you’re treated differently depending on the color of your skin. The result: Huge racial disparities in health outcomes and life expectancy. How can we address these inequities? Our panelists will explore new approaches to closing racial health gaps and discuss efforts to dismantle racism in health care. This event is presented in partnership with Harvard Public Health magazine, which devoted its fall issue to structural racism and health. 

Register for free to submit your questions.    

An on-demand video will be posted after the event. 


Akilah Johnson, National reporter focusing on health disparities, The Washington Post 


Efrén Flores, Associate Chair, Equity & Community Health, Mass General Brigham Enterprise Radiology 

Kedar Mate, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement 

LaShyra “Lash” Nolen, Harvard Medical School Student; Founding Executive Director, We Got Us 

Linda Villarosa, Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine; Journalist and Author, “Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation”


Date: November 4th, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events


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