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Race and Equity in Healthcare

Part of Change, Justice, Equity: WNYC and Echoing Green Solutions Week

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

7:00 PM

Race and ethnicity continue to influence a patient's chances of receiving many specific health care interventions, education and treatments.

Join us as we hear from social entrepreneurs who are finding new ways to bring healthcare to those who have been neglected and left behind. Hosted by WNYC's Jami Floyd.

During this event, we’ll hear from the speakers about why they couldn’t ignore this problem, and how they got the inspiration for their big, bold solution. Each solution and each social entrepreneur comes at the problem from a different angle. Hear them in conversation about how to have the biggest impact, and how you can challenge yourself to develop your own ideas and commitments to action.

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Can't attend? Watch a live video stream here beginning 7pm ET

 

GUESTS

Anurag Gupta is a 2016 Echoing Green Fellow and co-founder of Be More America, which trains professionals to reduce and eliminate the influence of unconscious bias in their decision-making through in-person and online trainings.

Maria Vertkin is a 2013 Echoing Green Fellow and founder of Found in Translation, which trains low-income women to be professional medical interpreters, giving them an opportunity to overcome poverty by capitalizing on their language skills and unleashing bilingual talent into the workforce to fight disparities in health care.

Vineet Singal is a 2013 Echoing Green Fellow and founder of CareMessage, which develops the capacity of health organizations to serve poor communities across the U.S. by engaging mobile technologies to support health literacy and patient accountability and thus to reduce overall costs of care.


 

Change, Justice, Equity: WNYC and Echoing Green Solutions Week

On the eve of our next president’s inauguration, The Greene Space at WNYC and Echoing Green convene the brightest minds in social entrepreneurship to show people how to see promise where others only see problems, teach them how to put bold ideas into action, and inspire them to bring change to their communities at the grassroots level. WNYC's Jami Floyd hosts four evenings of storytelling, conversation, and hands-on solutions building with experts in the fields of technology, criminal justice, health care, and employment. This live event series runs from January 9-12. See the full schedule here.