UpwardStream Politics and the Downward Negative Health outcomes that impact Us all Part 2: Interview with Attorney Daniel Dawes.
Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., is a widely respected lawyer, author, scholar, educator, and leader in the health equity, health reform, and mental health movements, is director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and a professor of health law, policy and management.
In taking a systemic view of our current healthcare system—in order to reduce or eliminate the present-day inequities; we have to first acknowledge the decision-making power that rest behind the scenes enfolding our healthcare system.
Studies have shown that even though the Tuskegee study took place decades ago—the mistrust primarily among black men has become a barrier to accessing health services.
Rasheera Dopson discusses a year’s scope of Black Lives Matter and the decline of Black Men’s Health (Part 1)
Despite it being the 21st century in which progression and health equity is assumed to be a given, the health outcomes for black men have yet to improve.
Rasheera Dopson is a Master of Public Health student at Morehouse School of Medicine.
Rasheera Dopson explains that when looking at health equity, it is important to give people what they need when they need it in the amount they need it in, so that they can achieve optimal health.
Rasheera Dopson explains the importance of acknowledging the need for intersectional work and study is imperative in understanding how population groups can overlap and how that overlap can have just as much of an influence on one’s health outcome as their sole identity status.