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10/25/2021 2:04:12 PM Reporting from Niles, MI
Health Policy Expert to Discuss Politics and Health During Free Online Event
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Discover the link between politics and health.

Health Policy Expert to Discuss Politics and Health During Free Online Event

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Health Policy Expert to Discuss Politics and Health During Free Online Event
Oct 25, 2021


Professionals in medicine, allied health fields, and social work, as well as government leaders and community members, are invited to attend the free Community Grand Rounds event "Political Determinants of Health Inequities." On Wednesday, November 17, health policy expert, Daniel Dawes, JD, executive director of Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, will speak on the relationship between politics and health. 

In his presentation, Dawes will explain how political decisions and public policy create community conditions that harm our nation’s health. He will also reveal how such decisions and policies result in polluted water and air, unreliable transportation, unsafe neighborhoods, unhealthy food options, low incomes, and other conditions that create health inequities. He also presents a framework for addressing the systemic barriers that prevent the U.S. from becoming what it could be: the healthiest nation in the world.

Dawes is nationally recognized in health care law and policy, leading many efforts to address health inequities affecting vulnerable and underserved populations in the United States. Among his many achievements, Dawes founded and chaired the largest advocacy group focused on developing comprehensive law to restructure the health care system and address inequities. He also helped shape the Affordable Care Act and is the author of important books including the “Political Determinants of Health” and “150 years of Obamacare." Dawes has also been featured on CNN Español, Fox News Latino, National Public Radio, and numerous other national news outlets.

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