We live in an exceedingly polarized era in which politicians, political parties and many citizens often seem to talk past each other on even the most basic points about civilized society. And yet, people of all political orientations suffer. We spend untold millions of dollars on elections while at the same time we live and work in a country that has never invested less in infrastructure, or done less to correct health related inequities. Some prosper while many face a state that urban planners define as “infrastructure failure,” causing the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary to state a child’s life expectancy can be predicted by neighborhood zip codes.
Professor Metzl will explore a new educational paradigm called Structural Competency that aims to teach healthcare leaders of tomorrow ways to identify, study and intervene in these inequities. He will detail ways the “structural competency” model offers a new approach to healthcare. Structural competency is a term and concept coined by Dr. Metzl that has now become a major movement in health education. Learn more about Structural Competency here.
The San Francisco Chapter invites alumni, family, parents and friends to a lecture by Director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society and Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, Jonathan M. Metzl.
“Teaching Social Justice and Health Equity in an Age of Polarization”
Thursday, February 16, 2017
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Lecture
The Bentley Reserve
Second Floor Lounge
400 Sansome Street Entrance
San Francisco, CA 94111
(includes full bar, non-alcoholic drinks and light appetizers)
Questions? Contact Eppa Rixey, BE’11