Register now for our Annual Dinner on April 24!
We invite you to join us for the annual dinner for the Maryland chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program on Tuesday, April 24 2018 from 6-9 p.m. in support of Healthcare is a Human Right Maryland.
Our special guest for the evening will be David Barton Smith, author of The Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America's Health Care System. He will be presenting on the topic of race relations in the U.S. health care system.
David Barton Smith is Emeritus Professor at Temple University and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. He is the author of seven books, more than forty journal articles, and numerous research projects. He was awarded a 1995 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Investigator Award for research on the history and legacy of the racial segregation of health care and continues to lecture widely on this topic. His most recent book, The Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare and the Struggle to Transform America’s Health System (Vanderbilt Press 2016 in press) received the Goldberg Prize for the best book in the area of medicine this year. Prof. Smith is also assisting in the development of a companion documentary supported by the National Endowment for Humanities, produced by Barbara Berney. Currently in the editing process, it will tentatively air on PBS stations later this year.
The dinner will be held at The Turn House, 11130 Willow Bottom Drive, Columbia, MD 21044. Click here to reserve your ticket.