December 8, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
In the U.S., political determinants of health include voting, government and policy. But national healthcare policies have not been reflective of our changing population, and elected leadership and policy lack real diversity. To address this, social work and healthcare professionals have joined forces to promote the importance of civic health engagement through voter registration - deemed a social determinant of health. Encouraging and engaging individuals to get involved and make their voices heard in the decision-making behind healthcare policies will lead to healthier communities nationwide. If we are to help create health equity for all, we also need to galvanize social workers and healthcare professionals to explore how they can impact healthcare policy. This event is a forum to help us achieve that goal.
1.5 free CE credits will be available to social workers licensed in the U.S.Alister Martin, MD, MPP
Founder of Vot-ER, White House Fellow (2021-2022)Justin D. Hodge, LMSW
Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work at University of MichiganKathryn Audette, MSW
Director of Government Affairs at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Board Member ACLU MA, Lecturer at BU Social of Social WorkEleanor Zambrano, LICSW
(Moderator) Executive Director at CISWH