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Education and Health Equity: Everybody In, Nobody Out

On Thursday, August 14, 2014 Health & Medicine hosted a forum on Education and Health Equity: Everybody In, Nobody Out. Almost 250 educators, public health professionals, and community member attended the forum which was held at Malcolm X College. View the forum agenda here, and learn more about the event and the link between education and health below.

Thank you to Al Nowakowski for sharing some of his pictures of the event with us.

About the Forum:
Health & Medicine’s Founder, Dr. Quentin Young, coined the phrase, “Everybody in, nobody out,” with regard to universal access to high-quality, equitable, affordable, and culturally competent healthcare. We believe that not only does the same go for education, but that education and health are inextricably linked.

To explore this link, we organized the Education and Health Equity forum to provide a unique opportunity for education and health professionals to examine the reciprocal relationship between the two fields as a basis for further work together for justice in both areas.

Keynote Speakers:
Karen Lewis,                                                 Linda Rae Murray, MD,
President,                                                     Chief Medical Officer,
Chicago Teachers Union                           Cook County Department of Public Health

Other Forum Speakers:
  • Jesús “Chuy” García, Cook County Commissioner
  • Ralph Martire, JD, Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
  • Pauline Lipman, PhD., University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Educational Policy Studies
  • Jennifer Hebert-Beirne, PhD., University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
  • Helen Ramirez-Odell, Retired CPS Nurse
  • View the full agenda
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This event was supported in part by: