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Black Men and Health Disparities

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu

WASHINGTON (September 26, 2016) - What is the role of law and policy in eliminating racial health disparities?

That is one of many topics to be discussed at “Black Men and Health Disparities,” an O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

In addition to the role of law and policy in eliminating health disparities, this session of the Colloquium will discuss the health disparities that exist for Black men and Black gay men in America today and the ways in which these disparities are being addressed.

WHAT:
Black Men and Health Disparities

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016; 1:20 - 3:20 p.m.

WHERE:
Georgetown University Law Center
Faculty Dining Room, Hotung Room 2001
550 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Via live stream here

WHO:

Moderator:
Mr. Sean Bland
, Associate, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Featured Panelists:
Associate Professor Roland Thorpe
, Faculty Director, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Mr. Jordan White, Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research
Mr. Kenyon Farrow, US & Global Health Policy Director, Treatment Action Group

MEDIA: Space is limited. Please RSVP by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 with Karen Teber: km463@georgetown.edu

The hashtag for this event is #oneillcolloquium.

About the 2016 O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium
The Colloquium engages leading experts, Georgetown students and faculty, and the public in an enriching dialogue surrounding current and pressing issues in national and global health law, policy, and governance. Colloquia intentionally blur the lines between students, faculty and policymakers, as a wide variety of perspectives enhances the learning experience. The inclusion of multiple academic disciplines also promises to deepen the quality of the learning experience.

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University is the premier center for health law, scholarship, and policy. Its mission is to contribute to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve the public’s health, using objective evidence as a measure. The O’Neill Institute seeks to advance scholarship, science, research, and teaching that will encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.

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