Sponsors | Center for Health Policy; ChangeLab Solutions; The Equity Center at UVA; UVA Schools of Nursing, Medicine and Law; Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law; W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute
Lunch will be served.
A conference hosted by the University of Virginia Schools of Law and Medicine will focus on the impact of racial and ethnic discrimination in driving public health disparities.
The event will bring together scholars, clinicians, policymakers and community leaders to take a public health approach in treating and reducing violence, disease and injury due to racism, hate speech, crimes and violence. At the conclusion of the event, participants will announce a civil rights framework to combat health disparities, and generate and disseminate evidenced-based proposals and tools aimed at eliminating health disparities.
“Racism is a potent psychosocial stressor that is characterized by both social ostracism and blocked economic opportunity,” said conference organizer and law professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87, director of The Equity Center at UVA, a sponsor of the event. “Racism also has led to inequitable access to social, educational and material resources — resources that have both direct and indirect effects on health status. This conference is taking a data-driven approach to start addressing some of these problems.”
The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Parking is available at the Law School in D2 and D3 lots. Information about parking at the Medical School is forthcoming.
THURSDAY, JAN. 30: CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCACY AND HEALTH EQUITY
Caplin Pavilion, School of Law, 580 Massie Road
Dean Risa Goluboff, University of Virginia School of Law
Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87, UVA Professor of Law and Public Health Sciences, Director of The Equity Center
Keynote | The Civil Rights of Health
Angela P. Harris, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California at Davis School of Law
Keynote Respondents | The Health Justice Movement
Panel 1 | Civil Rights Violations in the Social Determinants of Health: Housing and Environmental Justice
Lunch and Keynote | Speaker TBD (Registration Required)
Panel 2 | Civil Rights Violations in the Social Determinants of Health: Education and Immigration Rights
ChangeLab Solutions Workshop No. 1 | Advancing Civil Rights and Health Equity: Putting Policy Into Practice
Dinner at the Law School (Registration Required)
FRIDAY, JAN. 31: THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND CIVIL RIGHTS POLICY
Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium, School of Medicine, 1340 Jefferson Park Avenue
Welcome | Dean David S. Wilkes, M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine
Reflections on Healing Hate
John W. Kinney, Professor of Theology; Director, Center for African American Pentecostalism and Leadership Development, Virginia Union University (Invited)
Keynote | Vivian Pinn, M.D., Inaugural Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health, National Institutes of Health
Panel 1 | Guns, Violence and Mental Health
11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Panel 2 | Maternal Mortality Disparities
2020 MLK UVA Health System Awards Lunch (Registration Required)
Keynote | M. Norman Oliver, M.D., State Health Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health
Panel 3 | School Discipline Disparities
ChangeLab Solutions Workshop No. 2 | Advancing Civil Rights as a Health Determinant in the Health Care System