Press Release: Health Equity, Racism, and This Moment in Time

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Susan Gilbert For Immediate Release 1-845-424-4040, ext. 244   Health Equity, Racism, and This Moment in Time
Hastings Center online event next week     The Hastings Center will host “Health Equity, Racism, and This Moment in Time,” the first in a Hastings Conversations discussion series, Securing Health in a Troubled Time. Disparate health outcomes for people of color and the poor have been recognized for decades, but the pandemic has made them inescapably visible. Visible too is the racism that accounts for the cruelty witnessed, as millions watched George Floyd’s murder.  We know the social causes of these inequities and the policies that could address them. Yet as a nation, we have failed to act. Now, we face three simultaneous crises – in public health, in the economy, and in the American relationship to race. Can we seize the moment to advance health and well-being for all of us?  What’s at stake if we don’t? What are the best ways to proceed? Join this Hastings Conversations event with: Richard Besser, President, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and former acting director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Herminia Palacio, President, The Guttmacher Institute and former Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services for the City of New York Mildred Z. Solomon, President, The Hastings Center The event will take place online on Thursday, August 13, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern time. Learn more and register here.    The Hastings Center is a nonpartisan bioethics research institution dedicated to bioethics and the public interest since 1969. The Center is a pioneer in collaborative interdisciplinary research and dialogue on the ethical and social impact of advances in health care and the life sciences. The Center draws on a worldwide network of experts to frame and examine issues that inform professional practice, public conversation, and social policy. Learn more about The Hastings Center at Follow us on Twitter at hastingscenter