ANA and AMA join AAMC and The Hastings Center as sponsors of “Righting the Wrongs: Tackling Health Inequities”

NEW YORK/SILVER SPRING/CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 9 – The American Nurses Association and the American Medical Association join The Hastings Center, a global ethics leader, and the Association of American Medical Colleges Center for Health Justice, in sponsoring a two-day summit on health equity, on Wednesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 20, 2022.

The event will feature:

– Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pultizer Prize, and author of the best-selling book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.

– David Williams, an internationally recognized social scientist whose TEDMed Talk entitled, “How Racism Makes Us Sick” has been viewed over 1 million times.

– Daniel Dawes, a leader in the movement to advance health equity and a key figure in shaping the Mental Health Parity Act and the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”).

Day 1 will focus on historical events and decisions that have led to major inequities in health today. It will be designed for the general public, and health professionals, researchers, and policymakers.

Day 2 will offer insights and examples of promising strategies that health care leaders and practicing clinicians can employ to address health and health care inequities through policy, clinical care, medical education, research, and community collaborations.

The virtual event will be live-streamed starting at 10 a.m. ET each day of the two-day summit. Registration opens today at www.healthequitysummit.org

The event is made possible by the generous support of Hastings Center Advisory Council members Frank H. Trainer, Jr. and Andrew S. Adelson. 

About the American Medical Association

The American Medical Association is the physicians’ powerful ally in patient care. As the only medical association that convenes 190+ state and specialty medical societies and other critical stakeholders, the AMA represents physicians with a unified voice to all key players in health care. The AMA leverages its strength by removing the obstacles that interfere with patient care, leading the charge to prevent chronic disease and confront public health crises and, driving the future of medicine to tackle the biggest challenges in health care.

About the American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation’s 4.3 million registered nurses. ANA advances the profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. For more information, visit www.nursingworld.org.

About the Hastings Center

The Hastings Center is a global leader in ethics research, and as an independent organization, it pursues society’s most controversial ethical issues at the intersection of health, science, and technology. Hastings research scholars explore pressing, timely issues related to two broad themes: just and compassionate care for people of all ages and wise use of emerging technologies. We are experts at advancing collaborative scholarship that blends ethical analysis with public impact. Hastings offers a trusted nonpartisan platform for stakeholders with diverse perspectives. We leverage these strengths to build forward-focused connections across deep divides, a true rarity in these politically contentious times.

About the AAMC and the AAMC Center for Health Justice

The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is a nonprofit association dedicated to transforming health through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations. Its members are all 155 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 teaching hospitals and health systems, including Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 70 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC leads and serves America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and the millions of individuals employed across academic medicine, including more than 186,000 full-time faculty members, 94,000 medical students, 145,000 resident physicians, and 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences. Additional information about the AAMC is available at aamc.org.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Cardwell or Susan Gilbert
The Hastings Center
845-424-4040 x244
communications@thehastingscenter.org

Kelly Jakubek
American Medical Association
312-464-4443
elly.jakubek@ama-assn.org

John Buarotti
Association of American Medical Colleges
202-828-0632
jbuarotti@aamc.org

Keziah Proctor
301-628-5197
American Nurses Association
keziah.proctor@ana.org

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