Health Disparities in America: What’s the Cure?

Presented by NYU Wagner and The Century Foundation.

1:00pm - 1:45pm EST
December 08, 2020
1:00pm - 1:45pm

The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought to the forefront the tragic, long-standing, and preventable disparities in U.S. health care. Marginalized groups—across racial, ethnic, gender, class, and age lines—are disproportionately impacted by chronic disease and premature death. With many Americans now agreeing that health inequity is an issue that needs to be addressed, it’s time for a serious conversation about providing quality care, particularly to vulnerable populations.


Join us on Tuesday, December 8, 1:00 PM ET as we discuss policy ideas to make strides toward eliminating health disparities. Followed by the discussion, there will be a Q&A with the audience.




  • Moderator: Dr. Jamila Taylor, director of health care reform and senior fellow at The Century Foundation
  • Amitabh Chandra, Ethel Zimmerman Wiener Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Henry and Allison McCance Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, physician, epidemiologist, former city health commissioner, and progressive activist  


Please register to obtain the Zoom link, which will be sent twenty-four hours before the event.


Presented by NYU Wagner and The Century Foundation.


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