Health Care Access & Coverage | Health Equity
Addressing Structural Racism in Medicaid to Promote Health Equity
A Conversation with Cara James, PhD, Leighton Ku, PhD, MPH, and Emma Sandoe, PhD, MPH, moderated by Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD
Medicaid provides a safety net for more than 75 million low-income people. While this is an essential part of achieving health equity, Medicaid’s structure and implementation has often perpetuated structural racism in health care. This panel will bring both a historical lens and fresh perspective to how structural racism manifests itself in Medicaid and what to do about it. Join us as we discuss policies and strategies to leverage Medicaid as a tool for eliminating racial disparities.
Supported by the Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture Fund.