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The Peoples’ Poor Public Health

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on February 25th at 7pm for a webinar to take a deep dive into the public health infrastructure in the U.S. and in Massachusetts. The global viral pandemic has highlighted the shortcomings in our public health system, and the importance of a robust, well-funded public health system is more evident now than ever. Join our webinar to learn about our public health system, its strengths and weaknesses, and what changes can and should be made to protect us from the current pandemic and those in the future. We will also look at some international public health systems for comparison. Register now!

Our panel of speakers includes Dr. Natalia Linos, State Representative Lindsay Sabadosa, and Gladys Vega. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Louise Parker.

Dr. Natalia Linos is an epidemiologist and Executive Director at the Harvard University FXB Center for Health and Human Rights. Prior to that, Dr Linos worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and thus has a deep understanding about both U.S. and global public health.

Representative Lindsay Sabadosa represents the 1st Hampshire district which includes Northampton, Southampton, and more. She is the first woman to represent this district. Rep. Sabadosa is a lifelong activist and organizer, and a champion for health care in the State House. She introduced the Massachusetts Improved Medicare-for-All bill, long before the current pandemic.

Gladys Vega is the executive director of La Colaborativa. La Colaborativa is an organization based in Chelsea, MA, involved in important community work. Ms. Vega is leading La Colaborativa’s food pantry efforts and a new vaccine administration site. Gladys will join us to give us an on the ground perspective from Chelsea, one of the communities hit hardest by covid.

Dr. Louise Parker has been a health policy and services researcher, educator, and activist for over forty years. She has a Ph.D. from Stanford University and has taught at Stanford, the Fredrick S. Pardee Rand Graduate School of Public Policy and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dr. Parker has also been a long-time consultant with the US Veterans Health Administration..


February 25
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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