Structural competency is a new framework for understanding and responding to the inequalities that make individuals and populations sick. This framework analyzes institutional and structural hierarchies and discrimination in order to confront the ways these lead to sickness and disease. This conference, the first focused on structural competency in the contexts of public health and social welfare, will bring together national experts and local community organizations to imagine paths toward a more equal and healthy future.
Friday, November 4, 2016
12 – 1:00PM: Structural Competency: Undoing Inequity and Discrimination in Health and Welfare
Introduction: Seth M. Holmes, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology and Co-Chair of the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, UC Berkeley
Welcome: Stef Bertozzi, Dean, School of Public Health
Introduction of the Keynote Speaker: Nancy Scheper-Hughes, PhD, Chancellor's Professor and Chair of Medical Anthropology, UC Berkeley
1:15 – 2:30PM: Structural Competency for Health Justice
Bruce Link, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, UC Riverside: "Fundamental Causes and Fundamental Interventions for Health"
James Quesada, PhD, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, San Francisco State University: "Structural Vulnerability as a Tool for Health Justice"
Kelly Knight, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine, UC San Francisco; and Faculty Representative, Bridges Curriculum (Social and Behavioral Sciences), UCSF School of Medicine
Nick Nelson, MD, Department of Medicine, Highland Hospital
Shirley Strong, MEd, Chief Diversity Officer, Samuel Merritt University
Moderator: Seth M. Holmes, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology and Co-Chair of the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, UC Berkeley
Rupa Marya MD, Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine, and Faculty Director, Do No Harm Coalition, a group of over 300 doctors, nurses, faculty, students and staff at UCSF committed to ending racism and state-sanctioned violence.
Katherine Schaff, MPH, DrPh, Health Equity Coordinator, Alameda County Public Health Department
Moderator: Kurt Organista, PhD, Professor of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley
Thank You: DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Community, Equity), School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
John Balmes, MD, Director, UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program
Co-sponsored by DICE; Rad Med; Students for Racial justice, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (STRIDE); UCSF Global Health Sciences; School of Social Welfare; Health Equity and Diversity Cluster of the Haas institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
This event is funded by the UCB Graduate Assembly. Open to all and free of charge. Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.