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Panel Discussion on "Health, Equity, and Human Rights"

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Law School
Janet M. Blumberg Hall, Hosmer Hall

Health, Equity, and Human Rights: What's the Added Value of a Rights-Based Approach?

Date:  Wednesday, March 2 Time:  4:00 - 6:00 pm Location:  UConn Law School, Janet M. Blumberg Hall, Hosmer Hall Light refreshments will be served   What is a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to health? How can HRBAs strengthen efforts by community based organizations and other health advocates to tackle the grave health disparities, inequalities, and inequities facing our city, our state, and our nation?

Please join us for a frank conversation about these questions involving internationally renowned experts in health and human rights — Alicia Ely Yamin (Harvard), Audrey Chapman (UConn Health Center), and Alice Miller (Yale) — and Hartford’s own Grace Damio, a veteran community health practitioner, researcher, and advocate (Hispanic Health Council).  

Panelists:  Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH — Director of the JD/MPH Program and Policy Director of the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; 2016 Gladstein Visiting Professor at UConn's Human Rights Institute

Audrey Chapman, PhD — Professor of Community Medicine & Health Care and UConn Health Center Auxiliary/Joseph M. Healey, Jr. Chair in Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Division of Public Health Law & Ethics, UConn Health Center

Grace Damio, MS — Director of Research and Training at the Hispanic Health Council

Alice Miller, JD — Associate Research Scholar in Law, Clinical Professor of Epidemiology, and Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership at Yale Schools of Law & Public Health (Moderator)

This event is co-sponsored by the HRI Research Program on Global Health & Human Rights, UConn Law School, and the Health Disparities Institute at UConn Health Center. 

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