Joins us for critical conversations on advocating health equity with some of the most passionate leaders in the field. Topics include the legacy and impact of institutional racism, the effect of mass incarcerations on communities of color, and settler colonialism among indigenous populations. Learn how you can contribute to the fight for equality in both the U.S. and beyond.
Effects of Institutionalized Discrimination on Health Outcomes
Mavis Nimoh is the Executive Director of the Miriam Center for Health + Justice Transformation. Previously, Mavis worked in the public sector for over seven years, managing a treatment, prevention and intervention delivery system for uninsured and underinsured populations. A portion of this work included implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV Early Intervention services which included testing and counseling as well as prevention services with a specific focus on women, MSM, and minority populations. Furthermore, she helped to develop primary prevention strategies in the areas of information dissemination and education. She works directly with a plethora of community and state-based agencies including the Rhode Island Departments of Corrections and Health, AG, PD and Governor's Office. Additionally, through her work with the Center, she has developed relationships with community-based providers in behavioral health and services targeted to justice involved populations.
Bram Wispelwey is Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Health for Palestine, a community organizing initiative in Palestinian refugee camps that seeks to maximize wellness and address health barriers via social accompaniment and creative integration with existing facilities. He is an Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Bram's research and writing focuses on structural racism in hospital triage, ethics, community health worker impact, social and political determinants of health, and the Palestinian health consequences of settler colonialism. Before the start of his medical career, he pursued LGBT-rights activism, which informed his health approach at the bedside and in advocacy. Bram is currently an Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity and serves as a senior project lead in Partners in Health’s new US Public Health Accompaniment Unit, which provides support to public health departments developing Covid-19 contact tracing programs.