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WNPR Health Equity and Access Forum

September 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

WNPR Health Equity and Access Forum

Thursday Sept. 7th at 5:30PM

Join the conversation at the Hartford Public Library’s Center for Contemporary Culture on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. for the Connecticut Health Foundation’s Health Equity and Access Forum, hosted by WNPR.

Are Bias and Stereotyping Factors in the Health Care System?

We’ll ask the questions “Is structural bias and stereotyping in the health care system a factor in disparate outcomes? If so, how does it manifest and how can we address it?”

Special guests include:

Crystal Emery, New Haven-based filmmaker, writer, and activist – Emery is the director of Black Women in Medicine, a 2016 documentary that recounts stories of prejudice and victory experienced by black women physicians across the country. She is also the founder of URU The Right To Be, Inc., a non-profit media production organization that works to promote cultural competency and collaboration among diverse racial, social, and economic groups.

Dr. Forrester Lee, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs at the Yale School of Medicine – Lee earned his MD from Yale University in 1979. His research interests include congestive heart treatment, heart rate variability, and minority population cardiovascular health care access.

Dr. Dowin Boatright, Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine and Emergency Medicine physician – Boatright earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College, and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine along with an MBA from Rice University. Dr. Boatright completed residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health. He is interested in diversity in medicine, high utilizers of the emergency department, and emergency department quality measures.

Yolanda Caldera-Durant, Director of Programs at Fund the People – Previously, Caldera-Durant served as Senior Program Officer on health equity issues at the Connecticut Health Foundation and, concurrently, Program Director of the Foundation’s state-wide Health Leaders Fellows Program. She previously served on the board of Project Access New Haven, which serves to increase access to medical care and services for underserved patients in the Greater New Haven area.

Hosted by John Dankosky, Host of NEXT and The Wheelhouse on WNPR and Executive Editor of the New England News Collaborative

Admission is free, but registration is required.


Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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