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E.R. Brown Symposium | "Healing a Fractured Society: Health Care as a Right"

E.R. Brown Symposium | "Healing a Fractured Society: Health Care as a Right"

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Virtual via Zoom
Event Contact 

Elaiza Torralba
Public Information Officer
Center for Health Policy & Research

Wednesday, October 14   |   10:00 AM PDT – 2:00 PM PDT   |   Via Zoom


Can we heal our broken health care system? What role does social justice and equity play in achieving health care for all? Join FSPH's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and leading experts from around the country for an important conversation on the fractures the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare in our health systems and the strategies for change in addressing health equity. The free symposium will bring together health policy leaders, community advocates, policymakers, researchers, students and more for critical discussions on the past, present and way forward.


Welcome: Michael V. Drake, MD, University of California President
Overview: Ninez A. Ponce, MPP, PhD, Director, UCLA CHPR, Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

10:20 AM –11:30 AM

Panel: Putting Social Justice and Equity at the Front Line in Health Care

• Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

• J. Nadine Gracia, MD
Executive Vice President and COO, Trust for America’s Health

• Sandra Hernández, MD
President and CEO, California Health Care Foundation

• Moderator: Michael Rodriguez, MD, MPH
Director, Health Equity Network of the Americas, Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

11:40 AM –12:50 PM

Panel: Repairing a Fractured Health Care System to Fulfill the Promise of Health Equity

• Lanhee Chen, PhD
David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

• Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH
President and CEO, AcademyHealth

• Anthony Wright
Executive Director, Health Access California

• Moderator: Mark A. Peterson, PhD
Faculty, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

12:50 PM

Closing remarks: Robert K. Ross, President and CEO, The California Endowment

1:00 PM –2:00 PM
Mentoring/networking breakouts (For current students and recent graduates)