2020 E.R. Brown Symposium—Healing a Fractured Society: Health Care as a Right

Date

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020
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Time

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM PDT

Location

Online

2020 E.R. Brown Symposium—Healing a Fractured Society: Health Care as a Right

Can we heal our broken health care system? What role does social justice and equity play in achieving health care for all? Join the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and leading experts from around the country for an important conversation on the fractures the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare in our health systems and the strategies for change in addressing health equity.
 
The free symposium brought together public health leaders, community advocates, policymakers, researchers, faculty, students, and more for critical discussions on the past, present, and way forward.

Agenda

Welcome: Michael V. Drake, MD
University of California President

Overview: Ninez A. Ponce, MPP, PhD
Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Panel: Putting Social Justice and Equity at the Front Line in Health Care

    Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
    Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
    J. Nadine Gracia, MD
    Executive Vice President and COO, Trust for America’s Health
    Sandra Hernández, MD
    President and CEO, California Health Care Foundation

Moderator: Michael Rodriguez, MD, MPH
Founding Director, Health Equity Network of the Americas; Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Panel: Repairing a Fractured Health Care System to Fulfill the Promise of Health Equity

    Lanhee Chen, PhD
    David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
    Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH
    President and CEO, AcademyHealth
    Anthony Wright
    Executive Director, Health Access California

Moderator: Mark A. Peterson, PhD
Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Closing remarks: Robert K. Ross, MD
President and CEO, The California Endowment
Introduction by: Ron Brookmeyer, PhD
Dean, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
 

Speakers

Ninez A. Ponce, PhD, MPP
Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Ninez A. Ponce, PhD, MPP, is director of UCLA CHPR and a professor in the UCLA FSPH. She leads the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) and champions better data on communities of color, better care for overlooked groups, and more.
Michael V. Drake, MD
Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
J. Nadine Gracia, MD
Sandra Hernández, MD
Michael Rodriguez, MD, MPH
Faculty Associate, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Michael A. Rodriguez, MD, MPH, is a UCLA CHPR faculty associate and the executive director of the California Alliance of Academics and Communities for Public Health Equity. His research focuses on health equity, immigrant health, gun violence prevention, and more.
Lanhee Chen, PhD
Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH
Anthony Wright
Mark Peterson, PhD
Senior Fellow
Mark A. Peterson, PhD, is a senior fellow at UCLA CHPR and professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs. He specializes in American national institutions and the policy process.
Robert K. Ross, MD