LDI hosted a PBS Preview and Panel Discussion

What to do about it?

Experts preview the groundbreaking PBS documentary series Unnatural Causes

A sneak peek at the groundbreaking documentary series Unnatural Causes that explores how health in the U.S. has become so vastly inequitable.

Unnatural Causes is an upcoming PBS documentary series (airdates March 27 & April 3rd, 10th, and 7th) that will explore how overall public policy--not just health policy--has had huge ramifications, mostly negative, for the health of U.S. citizens. The series has 4 parts. LDI previewed the segment about neighborhoods and health entitled Place Matters.

The screening was facilitated by David Asch, MD, MBA, Executive Director of the Leonard Davis Institute and the panelists were:

• Policy expert David Grande, MD, MPA (LDI Senior Fellow, Instructor of Medicine)

• Health advocate Richard Weishaupt, Esq. (Senior Attorney for Health and Human Services, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia)

• Researcher Judith Long, MD (LDI Senior Fellow, Assistant Professor of Medicine and CHERP Investigator)

In addition, representatives from the Philadelphia Department of Health were on hand to discuss upcoming events around the series airdates and provide information about current and future initiatives designed to broaden access to healthcare in Pennsylvania.

Sponsored by the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics (LDI) and the Penn Health and Society Scholars program, in collaboration with the Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) and the VA Center for Health Equity Research (CHERP) (www.cherp.org).

More information about the documentary can be found at the Unnatural Causes web site: http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/.



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