The second in an event series that aim to advance regional discussions of racism and to provide updates about the work of the Partnership. The event’s timely topic of health equity will also kick off the second phase of the Partnership’s work, which is focused on establishing priorities for healing and rebuilding from systemic racism.
A range of regional and Pennsylvania experts will participate in two panel discussions: “Understanding Race and Racism in Philadelphia” and “An Equitable Health System.”
The first panel will discuss some of the results from the Partnership’s regional sentiment survey, which engaged more than 3,100 citizens in providing firsthand accounts of their perceptions of racism and its impact on their lives.
During the second panel, health experts will discuss work being done in the region to address equity in healthcare and what we all need to do to further health and equity in our community and our society.
• Sojourner Ahebee, Health Equity Fellow, The Pulse, WHYY
• Cheryl Bettigole, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Health Commissioner, City of Philadelphia
• Larry Eichel, Senior Adviser, Philadelphia Research and Policy Initiative, Pew Charitable Trusts
• Stephen Fera, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Independence Blue Cross
• Denise Johnson, M.D. FACOG, FACHE, Acting Physician General, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
• Sharmain Matlock-Turner, President and CEO, Urban Affairs Coalition
• Arun Prabhakaran, Executive Vice President, Urban Affairs Coalition
• Tony Reed, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Temple Health
• Richard Snyder, M.D., Executive Vice President of Facilitated Health Networks and Chief Medical Officer, Independence Blue Cross
• Rev. Mark Tyler, Pastor, Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
• Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS, RN, MSN, ANEF, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean at Drexel University and Executive Director, Stephen & Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Health Services