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IDS w/Mary Louise Mitsdarffer, PhD, MPH: Radical Welcome in Health Care Settings – Increasing Health Care Utilization & Health Equity

January 12, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

  • Virtual presentation via BlueJeans (https://bluejeans.com/361095905) | Meeting ID 361095905
  • Please RSVP by emailing Debra ReesePlease include your full name, email address, and institution/organization.
  • This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. We will provide instructions on obtaining CME credit for attendance.

Presentation Summary: Health insurance access has increased for millions of Americans as a result of Affordable Care Act and State Medicaid expansion. However, the reality is that access to care does not guarantee service utilization, especially among individuals who have had marginalizing experiences in their lives like experiences of homelessness, addiction, sex work, and incarceration. Barriers such as patient social histories and associated stigma, provider experiences and expectations, and limited appointment windows persist. Therefore, our partnership — the Health Equity Research and Action Team — for Inclusion Health; endeavored to imagine, through community-clinician-researcher collaboration, the practice of “Radical Welcome” in health care spaces to push past barriers of care utilization.

Mary Mitsdarffer, PhD, MPH

About the Speaker: Dr. Mary Louise Mitsdarffer is an Assistant Professor in the Joseph R. Biden Jr School of Public Policy and Administration with primary responsibilities in the Center for Community Research and Service. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Mitsdarffer uses a mix of applied quantitative, qualitative and archival methods in her work. Her research focuses on the intersection of policy, healthy equity, children’s social determinants of health, and life course development. Mitsdarffer’s research interests include U.S. policy and children’s health and well-being; immigration enforcement policy and Latine/x kids; health disparities and health equity; quantitative methods and mixed methods.


Debra Reese

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