Northwestern University

Oct
4
Tue 6:30 PM

Doctors Without (Clinical) Borders: Community Engagement in Healthcare

When: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM  

Where: 600 Haven St, The Great Room, 600 Haven Street, Evanston, IL 60208-1001 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Rebecca Haines   847.467.4914

Group: Global Health Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

What does innovative primary healthcare practice look like? Is there a way to bring medicine not only to the individual, but also to wider communities in order to make it more relevant to people’s lives? Dr. Prasad presents on what engaged community healthcare can be in practice, both at home and abroad. An innovator in primary care, Dr. Prasad is a practicing physician working at the intersections of medicine and public health, including training providers on issues of racism and inequality, improving quality of healthcare in rural areas, and conceptualizing ways that medicine can address wider social determinants of health—issues that can only be addressed outside the clinic. In this talk, Dr. Prasad looks at the challenges of purely clinical models of healthcare delivery and highlights the importance community engagement in healthcare, including some models that have been proven to work.

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