Barriers to Health Equity in Iowa City: Centering Diverse Community Voices
Feb 3, 2021
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
A CLAS Theme Year Event
Learn about the CLAS Theme Year initiative: "Pursuing Racial Justice at the University of Iowa"
Registration is not required for this event.
Please join us at https://www.youtube.com/c/UIOWACLAS or https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99445900076
Despite efforts by policy makers and health advocates, health inequity continues to be pervasive both globally and locally. Persons of lower socio-economic status, minoritized communities, and those who have experienced migration continue to suffer from poorer health outcomes than other groups.
Iowa City is no exception to this pattern.
In this panel, we bring together individuals who work along the spectrum of care for disadvantaged groups to speak about their experiences while striving to improve health outcomes for all individuals in Iowa City.
There will be a Q&A after the presentations for panel and audience members to discuss the issues, questions raised, and possible solutions.
Please note: If you wish to ask questions of the panel, you must view it via Zoom at https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99445900076.
Patrick Taggart—Regional Director, Proteus
Adrian Silva—Spanish Medical Interpreter, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Joseph Lear—Pastor, Resurrection Church
Marius Ibuye Balola—Board Member, Congolese Health Partnership
Discussant: Rima Afifi—Professor, College of Public Health
Moderator: Valerie Garr—Diversity Coordinator, College of Nursing
Organized by Sokhieng Au, interim director of the Global Health Studies program, with consultation from the College of Nursing, College of Public Health, Carver College of Medicine, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences.
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