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March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal, Columnist, The New York Times
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner, Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance, Professor Business and Society, Center for Business and Human Rights, NYU Stern School of Business
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Wednesday
22
March
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Juliet P. Kostritsky, Everett D. & Eugenia S. McCurdy Professor of Contract Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
Glidden House
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Putting an End to Separate and Unequal Health Care in the United States 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Sponsor
The Law Medicine Center Symposium
MAR 28, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 9 hours of in-person CLE credit
$100.00 for Case Law Alumni
$200.00 for all other attorneys

With the enactment of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, federal law mandated that all races had the right to equal enjoyment and access to health care. Fifty years later, access to health care remains separate and unequal because of racial bias. Decades of empirical research studies, including the 2003 groundbreaking Institute of Medicine Study, Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare (“IOM study”), suggest that racial bias in health care is one of the root causes of racial disparities in health between African Americans and Caucasians. However, efforts to eradicate racial disparities in health have failed to acknowledge or address racial bias. Over two days, the Law-Medicine Symposium will focus on the continuation of racial bias in health care and the resultant racial disparities in health. The program will feature leading legal, medical, social science, and public health scholars, physicians, policy makers, and community leaders who will present current research on racial bias and health disparities and then break into working groups to develop concrete legal, medical, and policy solutions to put an end to racial bias in health care. By the end of the Symposium, there will be an action plan to put an end to racial bias in health care that causes racial disparities in health care.
Speaker Information
Dr. David Barton Smith is the author of Health Care Divided: Race and Healing a Nation (The University of Michigan Press 1999), which provides a complete chronicle of racial segregation and discrimination in health care in the United States using vivid first-hand accounts as well as current evidence of inequity in patterns of use and outcomes. Smith details judicial and federal efforts to address these disparities, discusses their persistence in more subtle forms, and offers possible strategies for ending them. The book tells the story from 1920 to the present by distilling a narrative from archival records and interviews with key participants. The book traces the decisive role race has played in shaping our system of medical care and explores the effect of this legacy on long-term care for the elderly and prenatal care for infants.

Retired State Senator Ray Miller was born in Hampton, Virginia on April 6, 1949. Miller graduated from East High School in Columbus, Ohio. He then attended Ohio State University and graduated with his B.S. degree in political science and his M.A. degree in public administration in 1971 and 1973, respectively. Miller worked as a deputy special assistant to President Jimmy Carter from 1979 to 1980. He was elected to the Ohio State House of Representatives in 1981 and again in 1998. In all, Miller served sixteen years in the Ohio House of Representatives, becoming dean of the state legislative body during his tenure. In 2003, he was elected to the Ohio State Senate, becoming the fourteenth African American elected to the Ohio Senate in the state's 205-year history. Miller also served as the minority whip of the Senate before his retirement in 2010. During his tenure as state senator, Miller was chief sponsor for legislation that helped to create the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, the Community Mental Health Act of 1988 and the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, where he served as founder and chairman. Additionally, Miller is regarded as the "Father of Head Start Funding" in Ohio because of his sponsorship of legislation that established the nation's first state-level funding for the Head Start Program.

Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought, Professor of History, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania, Former Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights brought to you by the at Case Western Reserve University Office of Inclusion, Inclusion, Diversity & Equal Opportunity

Ohio State Representative Barbara Sears

Johnnie “Chip” Allen, Director of Health Equity, Ohio Department of Health

Celeste H. Davis, Esq. Regional Manager, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, Region V, Chicago, IL

Dr. Claudia Fegan, Chief Medical Officer for Stroger Hospital of Cook County Health and Hospital System

Dr. Gregory Hall, Chair of Ohio Commission on Minority Health and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University College of Medicine

Dr. Camara Jones
, Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine

Professor Vernellia Randall, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law

Dr. Michelle van Ryn, Professor and Director of the Research Program on Equity and Quality in Provider-Patient Encounters, Mayo Clinic



Agenda
MARCH 27, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of Symposium & Keynote
Welcome and Introduction: Professor Ruqaiijah Yearby, Professor of Law and Associate Director Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Keynote: Dr. David Barton Smith, Research Professor in the Center for Health Equality and the Department of Health Management and Policy at the Drexel University School of Public Health
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Panel I: Health Disparities (70 minutes presentation, 50 minutes in working groups)
Panel Purpose: Discuss the main health disparities among minorities and the different categories of health disparities: individual, institutional, or structural?

Moderator:
Paola Raska, Research Scientist, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Speakers:
Professor Ruqaiijah Yearby, Professor of Law and Associate Director Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Mr. Johnnie "Chip" Allen, Director of Health Equity, Ohio Department of Health
Dr. Camara Jones, Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Dr. Roland Thorpe, Assistant Professor of Health, Behavior and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Breakout Session Question: What are the main health disparities among minorities in the nation, in Ohio, and in Cleveland? What category does each disparity fit in: individual, institutional, or societal?
11:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch - Keynote Speaker the Honorable Ray Miller,(Ret.) State Senator and Publisher The Columbus African American (20 minutes)and Ohio State Representative Barbara R. Sears (20 minutes)
12:20 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. Panel II: Racial Bias and Health Disparities (80 minutes presentation, 45 minutes in working groups)

Panel Purpose: Discuss how different forms of racial bias (structural, institutional, and interpersonal) play a significant role in the continuation of health disparities.

Moderator:
Ruqaiijah Yearby, Professor of Law and Associate Director Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Speakers:
Dr. Claudia Fegan, Executive Director for Cook County Health and Hospital System
Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought, Professor of History, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania, Former Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Professor Rene Bowser, Associate Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas
Dr. Richard David, Co-Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Stroger Hospital and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Co-Director Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Dr. Michelle van Ryn, Professor and Director of the Research Program on Equity and Quality in Provider-Patient Encounters, Mayo Clinic


Breakout Session Question: How does racial bias play a role in health disparities and what form of racial bias causes health disparities?
2:25 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Break
2:40 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. Panel III: Health Care Disparities: The role of Title VI Past, Present and Future (75 minutes)

Panel Purpose: What is the legacy of Title VI and what are the holes in the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act that perpetuate health disparities?

Moderator:
Gwendolyn Majette, Assistant Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Speakers:
Ms. Celeste Davis, Regional Manager, the U.S. Department of the Office of Civil Rights, Region V
Professor Dayna Matthew, Professor of Law, Colorado Law
Dr. David Barton Smith, Research Professor in the Center for Health Equality and the Department of Health Management and Policy at the Drexel University School of Public Health
Professor Sidney Watson, Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law
3:55 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. End of Day One Wrap Up - Ruqaiijah Yearby
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Conference Dinner for Speakers – Glidden House, 1901 Ford Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
MARCH 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 .am. Opening and Recap: Ruqaiijah Yearby, Professor of Law and Associate Director Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
9:10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Panel IV: Interdisciplinary Solutions for Ending Health Disparities Caused by Racial Bias (70 minutes presentation, 50 minutes in working groups)

Panel Purpose: Discuss how to address health disparities caused by racial bias.

Moderator:
Ayesha Hardaway, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Speakers:
Dr. Gregory L. Hall, Chair of Ohio Commission on Minority Health
Professor Margaret Montoya, Professor Emerita of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law and Visiting Professor of the Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Services Center
Dr. Jessica Kelly-Moore, Associate Professor of Sociology, Case Western Reserve University
Professor Vernellia Randall, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law

Breakout Session Question: How do we put an end to health disparities caused by racial bias?
11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Lunch - Keynote Speaker Cheryl A. Boyce, Retired Executive Director, Ohio Commission on Minority Health (20 minutes) and Book signing with Vernellia Randall, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law
12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Panel V: Legal, Medical, or Policy Solutions for Ending Health Disparities Caused by Racial Bias (70 minutes presentation, 50 minutes in working groups)

Panel Purpose: Discuss how to craft legal, medical, and community oriented solutions to put an end health disparities caused by racial bias.

Moderator:
Ray Ku, Professor of Law and Associate Director Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Speakers:
Dr. Sana Loue, Professor of Bioethics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Psychiatry, and International Health, Case Western Reserve University Medical School
Dr. David Miller, Associate Professor, Mandel School of Applied Social Work, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Alan Sager, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health
Dr. Ash Sehgal, Duncan Neuhauser Professor of Community Health Improvement and Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Breakout Session Question: Using the solutions proposed from the prior session, what is the action plan for putting an end to health disparities caused by racial bias?
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Conference Closing- Ruqaiijah Yearby
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