Health Disparities Round Table

Immigration Policy Reform: Implications for Public Health Practice.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Keynote Speakers: 
Dr. Maria Veronica Svetaz, MPH. Medical Director, Aqui Para Ti/Here for You, Hennepin Healthcare; Faculty, Department of Family and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Medicine.
Kathryn P. Derose, Ph.D., MPH. Senior Policy Research, The RAND Corporation; Professor of Health Policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School.
Stephen Meili, JD, MA, Director, Immigration and Human Rights Clinic; James H Binger Professor in Clinical Law, University of Minnesota Law School.

Moderated by:
Jack DeWaard, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

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The Health Disparities Roundtable is an annual event at the end of Public Health Week. The purpose of the round table is to bring national and local speakers to campus to discuss emerging issues in health and racial equity research, policy and/or practice.

This year’s event will discuss the impact of current approaches to immigration policy on public health and healthcare delivery systems. Speakers will focus on addressing what policy reforms or interventions are needed to improve the health of immigrant populations affected by current U.S. immigration policy.

Sponsored by

Dean’s Office; Health Equity Work Group; Program in Health Disparities Research, Medical School; Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health.

Women speaking on panel

Past Health Disparities Round Table events are now available to be viewed in their entirety through the following online courses. These courses are free to access and participants will receive a certificate of completion to print out or save for your records and also have the option to receive 2.5 CEU Credits.

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