Understanding Healthcare Inequities
Education-Wednesday, October 23, 7:00 pm, Center for Inquiry-Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. Speaker: Cleveland G. Shields, Associate Professor, Director, Center on Poverty and Health Inequities College of Health of Human Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN.
Prof. Shields will discuss the state of healthcare inequities in the U. S. looking at both access to healthcare and health outcomes. Then he will examine the research data on the effects of race, social status, and education on healthcare access and health outcomes. These three factors have both direct and interactive effects on inequities that are not easy to tease out. Dr. Shields will discuss some of the studies that have attempted to do just that.