Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution
Co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Society of Black Alumni (SOBA)
Please join us on Thursday, February 17th at 7:00 pm, for a dynamic virtual discussion about the state of the current American Health System, reflecting on the themes and history explored in the documentary, Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution. How much progress has been made in creating equitable health outcomes and greater access to health care?
The panel will be moderated by Karen Kruse Thomas, PhD, Historian for the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Dr. Deidre Defoe, one of the co-founders of the Johns Hopkins Health Equity Group. Prior to the discussion, registered participants will view the hour-long public television documentary that tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare.
- In order to actively participate in the discussion, please watch the documentary prior to the event.
- Upon registration, the link to the documentary will be made available to registrants from 2/11 to 2/19.
- To watch the trailer of Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution, please click here.
- The American Academy of Family Physicians held a town hall on March 10, 2021, featuring the producer of the Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution documentary, Dr. Barbara Berney.
- Discussion questions
- What is the responsibility of medical institutions in bringing equity to health?
- Do you think discrimination persists in the American health care system today?
- Do you think it should be the responsibility of medical institutions to bring equity to healthcare?
- What lessons do you think we could learn from the film?
This event is co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Society of Black Alumni (SOBA).