EQUAL Health Network at the American Public Health Association (APHA), 2010


The APHA Physicians Forum presented the 2010 Cornely Award to Ellen Shaffer for the EQUAL Health Network’s contributions to health care reform.  Read Ellen’s remarks here:

Cornely Award: Ellen Shaffer’s Acceptance Remarks


** Presentations with ** include links to the Power Points by EQUAL and others at these sessions:

Sunday, November 7, 2010: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

281 Medical Care Section: Follow-Up to Health Reform

** Advocating for health care reform: the EQUAL Health Network - Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD MPH, EQUAL Health Network

**  What Health Reform Means for Women  Judy Waxman, JD, National Women’s Law Center

** Health Care Reform and the Future of Rural Health, Keith Mueller, PhD, RUPRI, University of Iowa  

** Health Reform and the Future of Primary Care Mona Sarfaty, MD MPH

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

4087.2 Community Health Activism Post Health Care Reform Efforts  

The CHPPD section presents a moderator and five Public Health Activists who have implemented successful tools and strategies in reaching, teaching, and engaging the communities as important stakeholders in communication/events/activities that would result in having a heard voice in health care reform. Moderator to set the stage on the importance of health activism and its having a long and vibrant history in Public Health. The communities with which one or more of the panelists have worked include: women, youth, people of color, disabled people, public health workers.

Moderator: Ngina Lythcott, PhD

** EQUAL health reform campaign: Mobilizing public health Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD, MPH, Center for Policy Analysis - EQUAL Health Network

** Health Care Reform Activism: Disability Perspective (NMSS) Tammy Pilisuk, MPH, CA Department of Public Health

** Lessons from Health Reform Activism: Strategies and Tools that Work] Lois J. Uttley, MPP, MergerWatch Project


Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 2:30 PM

4297.0 Health Reform, Progressives and Women: P. Ellen Parsons Memorial Session

The health reform law in the U.S. has been viewed by many progressives and advocates for women’s rights as both an historic step forward and a delay on the path to universal, cost-effective and socially just health coverage. The debate about the role of the government in assuring social and economic security is being posed in the U.S. and worldwide. Presenters offer a range of perspectives on the prospects for advancing equitable, quality, universal, affordable health care coverage, in the aftermath of adopting the new law

A single payer perspective on what happened this year and where we need to go from here Martha Livingston, PhD

** Health Care Reform and Social Justice  Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD, MPH

Scarlet Letter and health reform: Can we fight for women’s health without abandoning abortion? Cynthia A. Pearson

Discussants: Reflections on health reform and progressive change – an ecosocial perspective Nancy Krieger, PhD; Dr. Kumanan Rasanathan,

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