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Civic Responsibility: Health Care & Democracy

Location: Virtual

Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Time: 4–5 p.m.


About the Event

The Kern National Network for Caring & Character in Medicine, of which Dell Med is a partner school, is pleased to present its discussion series, “The Medical Profession Through the Lens of Human Flourishing.” Participate in a national conversation where health care professionals can boldly ask fundamental questions about their profession, discuss its role in advancing human flourishing and consider how to address factors at the individual, community or societal level that pose barriers to flourishing.

The final session in the 2021 series is “Civic Responsibility: Health Care and Democracy.”

While factors outside practice do significantly affect health outcomes, knowing what role, if any, to play in civic life and policy issues can be challenging for health care learners and professionals. To what extent should those in health care get involved — and how can they balance personal, professional and organizational values?

In this discussion, panelists will share experiences, reflections and their responses to audience questions on navigating civic responsibility.

For more information about the event, email Sarah Williams.

For registration details, view the flyer.

Featured Speakers:

  • Abdul El-Sayed, M.D., Ph.D., policymaker in residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and senior fellow for the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights.
  • Jasmine Zapata, M.D., MPH, assistant professor, Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
  • Moderator: Gregg Margolis, Ph.D., director of health policy fellowships and leadership programs, National Academy of Medicine.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss roles health care learners and professionals can/should have in U.S. civic life as it relates to health care.
  • Consider whether health professionals should play a role in protecting rights beyond health care for those who reside in the U.S.
  • Explore ways in which concepts of civic character and engagement apply to health care learners and professionals.

Continuing education credits are available, and there is no fee to attend.