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GW Event with Sir Michael Marmot to Focus on the Health Gap

On November 10, Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (GW), along with GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences and School of Nursing will welcome Professor Sir Michael Marmot, for a discussion on “The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World.”

Professor Sir Michael Marmot, director of the International Institute for Society and Health, MRC research professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University College, London; chair of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization; and president of the World Medical Association, is a leading voice for action to improve the social determinants of health. He is known worldwide for his extensive research and publications on the subject. At GW, he will speak about his work and how health inequalities – unjust differences in health status among population groups – defy usual explanations. Conventional approaches to improving health have emphasized access to technical solutions or addressing behaviors. His research supports the fact that these approaches only go so far. His position is that creating the conditions for people to lead flourishing lives, and thus empowering individuals and communities, is key to reducing health inequalities.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 4:30 – 6:30pm
The Jack Morton Auditorium
The George Washington University
805 21st St., NW, First Floor
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