How Do We Think of Health as a Human Right?

May 10, 2006

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The Public Square at the IHC and Neighborhood Writing Alliance have come together to present a series of conversations on public health and access to healthcare with the participation of the leading thinkers and doers in Chicago's public health community. This discussion includes Quentin Young of Health and Medicine Policy Research Group; Gerry Gorman, Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Ida Hellander, Executive Director of Physicians for a National Health Program; moderated by Richard Sewell, Executive Director of Health Equity at the University of Illinois School of Public Health. The conversation considers not only the challenges of an inadequate healthcare system, but also the way in which issues such as geography, demographic inequalities, food distribution, access to healthcare, and how the strains of war can and should inform our larger picture of public health.

 

Recorded Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at DuSable Museum of African American History.