Briefing: Healthcare Equity and COVID-19

Briefing: Healthcare Equity and COVID-19



via Zoom
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Join us virtually to hear from Susan Rogers, MD, who will discuss the racial inequities in the current healthcare system in the context of COVID-19 and suggest the solutions possible in a single-payer system.

Dr. Susan RogersDr. Rogers is president-elect of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) and will assume the role of president starting in January 2021. This program has more than 20,000 members across the country who are advocating for a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health system to address inequities in health care delivery. 

Recently retired, Dr. Rogers is a volunteer attending hospitalist and internist at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. She previously was co-director of medical student programs for the Department of Medicine. She is also assistant professor of medicine at Rush University, where she is active on the committee of admissions, and assistant professor of medicine at Rosalind Franklin University. She has received numerous teaching awards from Stroger Hospital, Rush University, and Rosalind Franklin University.

Dr. Rogers received her medical degree from the University of Illinois’ College of Medicine and completed her residency at Cook County Hospital, where she served as chief resident. She is a past co-president of Health Care for All Illinois, and previously served on the boards of the Near North Health Service Corp, a FQHC in Chicago, and Ancona School. Dr. Rogers is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the National Medical Association.

This event is sponsored by LWV Chicago's Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI).

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