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Health Justice Week 2017

Health Justice in Action: Taking it to the Street

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 22

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Georgetown University School of Medicine

3900 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20057

Med-Dent SW107

For directions, go here.

Join the Health Justice Scholar Track for a panel discussion featuring practitioners from medicine, nursing and law on addressing the health needs of vulnerable populations.

The following speakers have been confirmed:

Catherine Crosland, Unity Health Care
Dr. Crosland graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 2003. She works in Washington, DC and specializes in General Practice at Unity Health Care. Unity Health Care, founded in 1984, is the largest private organization providing primary medical care to homeless, low-income, and uninsured District residents. Unity operates over 25 health care centers and one mobile outreach program. These sites and services are located throughout the city in areas with large numbers of people living in poverty to ensure maximum accessibility. Unity’s institutional approach focuses on ensuring that programs are accessible, high quality, culturally appropriate, and responsive to clients’ needs.

Yael Zakai Cannon, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown Law
Yael Zakai Cannon is a Visiting Associate Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and is also serving as Co-Director of the Georgetown University Medical-Legal Partnership with Professor Vicki Girard. Professor Cannon is on leave from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she is an Associate Professor and teaches in the Community Lawyering Clinic, a medical-legal partnership with the UNM Health Sciences Center, in which law students represent low-income children and families in a variety of different poverty law matters. She also teaches doctrinal and experiential courses outside of the clinic, including Children’s Law.

Christopher J. King, Director, Health Systems Administration Master's Program, Georgetown School of Nursing and Health Studies
As Director of Georgetown’s Master’s Program in Health Systems Administration, Christopher provides academic and operational leadership of the program. As assistant professor, he teaches and contributes to scholarship on the creation of equitable systems of care within the context of national health reform goals. He works closely with public and private providers to more formally integrate social correlates of health in standards of patient care. Prior to joining Georgetown University, Christopher served as the first Assistant Vice President of Community Health for MedStar Health, a $4.6B not-for-profit healthcare system comprised of 10 not-for-profit hospitals in the Baltimore/Washington region. Prior to his work with MedStar Health, Christopher served as a senior leader for Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center in southern Maryland. During his four-year tenure, he managed federal grants, oversaw support services and secured more than $7M in public and private grants to promote health equity and improve the health of vulnerable and underserved populations. As former Chairman of the Consumer Health Foundation Board of Directors, he has spearheaded regional efforts to heighten awareness of how racism, discrimination and implicit bias influence individual and population health.

John T. Monahan, Senior Scholar, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown Law
Professor Monahan is the Senior Advisor for Global Health to Georgetown University President John J DeGioia; Senior Fellow, McCourt School of Public Policy; and Senior Scholar, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Most recently, he has served as the Special Advisor for Global Health Partnerships at the US Department of State (2010-2014) as well as Counselor to the Secretary and Director of Global Health Affairs at the US Department of Health and Human Services (2009-2010). Monahan served as the founding Executive Director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and as a Visiting Professor at Georgetown Law School (2007-2008). He was Senior Fellow at the Annie E. Casey Foundation (2000-2006); Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution (2001-2008); Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Children and Families (1997-1999) and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs (1993-1996) at US Department of Health and Human Services; Counsel to Senator David Pryor (1990-1991); Investigator for the US Senate Special Committee on Aging (1989); Clerk for US District Court Judge John F. Grady (1988); and Associate with Hopkins and Sutter (1987). Monahan served on the Obama-Biden and Clinton-Gore transition teams, and he has worked on numerous campaigns.

*Note: lunch will be provided.

For more information about the HJS Track, please go here or contact Kevin Carroll, kfc6@georgetown.edu.

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