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Videos of Keynotes from Education and Health Equity: Everybody In, Nobody Out

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
September 5, 2014
Health & Medicine hosted a forum, Education and Health Equity: Everybody In, Nobody Out at Malcolm X College on August 14, 2014.  Below are three videos from the keynote presentations, which include an introduction of the forum by Jesús "Chuy" García, Cook County Commissioner and the keynote presentations by Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union and Dr. Linda Rae Murray, Chief Medical Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health (and Health & Medicine board member). 

Approximately 200 people attended the forum, which focused on the inextricable links between education and health.  The three speeches below provide valuable perspectives focused on the theme of equity in both education and health and from three great leaders and speakers in their respective fields.  We are excited to be able to share these excellent speeches!

Learn More:

To learn more about Health & Medicine’s perspective on the importance of education to making progress on the social determinants of health, you can read our recent blog post, Money, Power, and Resources: The Struggle for Health and Education Justice published in advance of the forum.  Also, members of Health & Medicine’s staff and the forum planning committee developed this reading list, a selection of readings that were influential in developing the forum

We think that these resources provide a valuable starting point for anyone interested in investigating how having an equitable system of public education and achieving health equity are both part of a common struggle for social justice.

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