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Achieving Health Equity and Justice - How Medical Legal Part

Achieving Health Equity and Justice - How Medical Legal Partnerships Address Social Determinants of Health
Monday, November 2nd, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. -  8:00 p.m. 

Program Fee:

Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members

Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a zoom invite two hours prior to the program with details of how to access the webinar.

Access to health and quality health care is a matter of justice. Recent renewed focus and investigation of health disparities and inequity have identified that many can be attributed to the social and economic circumstances in which people live. Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, live, work, learn and play. Addressing social determinants of health is critical for improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities in our community, yet there are challenges to creating and maintaining healthcare, community, and legal interventions to address these determinants within existing systems.

This panel seeks to examine how social determinants of health are being addressed in New York State, and to highlight successes and barriers through discussion of the existing models and potential strategies for innovation and policies to support patients through the use of medical-legal partnerships, and collaborative networks with community-based organizations (CBOs), healthcare providers, and the court system. The panel will offer a discussion on the utility of partnerships between CBOs, healthcare providers, and lawyers to address the social drivers of health, the challenges to their implementation, and policy recommendations to improve health equity and decrease disparities. 

Daniel Rubin
, Member, Health Law Committee, Hinton Andrews Kurth LLP

Elizabeth Filatova, Mobilization for Justice Inc.
Kerlann L. Flowers, Director , Hofstra Law-Northwell Medical Legal Partnership
Johanna Martinez, MD, MS; Graduate Medical Education Director of Diversity & Health Equity; Associate Professor of Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Kevin Muir, Executive Director, EngageWell IPA
Randye Retkin, Director and Founder of LegalHealth, New York Legal Assistance Group

Sponsoring Committee:
Health Law, Brian McGovern and Heather Hatcher,  Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Committee:
Social Welfare Law, Katharine Deabler, Chair

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 UNITED STATES

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