Prescription for Inequity:
Strategies for Addressing Economic Inequity and Improving Health
Health outcomes in the United States are worse than most other developed nations, despite the soaring amount of money we spend on healthcare. One root cause? Our nation’s growing economic inequity.
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility is working to change that, and we invite you to join us! We are hosting an advocacy workshop where attendees can learn more about how inequity affects health, as well as strategies for reducing inequity and mitigating its negative consequences. Participants will learn about causes and consequences, as well as gain tools for effective advocacy to address these issues locally.
By attending this workshop, you will learn more about:
- Inequity in US and WA, and our health status compared to other countries
- Persuasive communication and advocacy skills
- Progressive taxation and other wealth distribution opportunities in WA
- Local efforts to address homelessness, with an emphasis on strategies for greater Seattle
- Harm reduction strategies, with a focus on reducing opioid overdose and death
Speakers will include:
Dr. Stephen Bezruchka: Senior Lecturer at UW, Health Services and Global Health
Alex Brennan: Senior Planner at Capitol Hill Housing
Lee Hochberg: Lecturer of Business Communication at UW; former PBS NewsHour correspondent and KCTS producer
Dr. Setsuko Hosoda: Family Physician
Aaron Katz: Principal Lecturer at UW, Health Services and Global Health; founding board member of Washington State Budget & Policy Center
Dr. Atoosa Kourosh: Medical Director, Holistic Pediatrics and Allergy; on Twitter @AllergyHealth
Drs. Alicia Ashby, Eliza Hutchinson, and Ashlin Mountjoy
When: Saturday, October 20th, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118
This workshop is free, and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. Attendees who are able are encouraged to join or donate to WPSR.