Who is left behind? A symposium on equity in health care.

Sep 16, 2022

09:00 am - 03:30 pm

900 Viterbo Dr
La Crosse, 54601

Event Website

(608) 796-3472

In the past, there have been many gains in health care that have drastically affected our health outcomes and have led to longer lifespans.

This New York Times Magazine article claims that our life expectancy has doubled in the past 100 years due to many science breakthroughs. The authors claim that we infrequently think of this progress because they have happened over time and we no longer see the alarming death rates in these areas.

Yet, there are still substantial gaps in the health outcomes between socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and many other underrepresented groups in the U.S. and around the world. As we saw in the recent pandemic, many groups experienced significantly worse outcomes than the overall U.S. population.

What do we need to know going forward so that no one is left behind as science and medicine advance?

The content of this symposium is for a college-level audience. We encourage anyone interested in the topic to join. This event is free and open to the public.