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POSTPONED SPHHS Symposium: Public Health and Medicare for All

Event Details

March 27, 2020
9:30 am-12:30 pm

Campus Center

Room: 163

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Risa Silverman

This event has been postponed.


The School of Public Health and Health Sciences presents the next event in the Dean's Symposia Series: "Public Health and Medicare for All: A Conversation." 

The symposium will feature panels on "Implications for Community Health and Equity" and "Policy and Politics."

The first panel on “Implications for Community Health and Equity” will feature speakers Gerald Friedman, UMass Amherst Professor of Economics; Catherine DeLorey, President of the Women's Health Institute in Boston; and Dean Robinson, UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Political Science. State Senators Jo Comerford and Jamie Eldridge and Representatives Mindy Domb and Lindsay Sabadosa will discuss the “Policy and Politics” in the second panel.

Airín D. Martínez, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy, will moderate a discussion following the panel presentations on the potential benefits and challenges facing the implementation of Medicare for All, and how it would impact individuals and communities with a particular emphasis on issues of equity and social determinants of health.
In addition to the panels, the symposium will feature a Q&A period, small group interactions, and steps to take education into action.
For more information, contact SPHHS Director of Outreach Risa Silverman.


The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

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