In the fall of 2021, the CSJ Health Care for All Task Group hosted an event “Public Health: Why It matters!” We were excited to feature two speakers, James Hart, M.D. (President of MN Public Health Association) and Antonia Apolinario-Wilcoxon, Ed.D. (President of Equity Strategies, LLC.) along with special presentations from St. Kate’s Public Health students as they explored the important role of public health. Check out a recording of this hybrid event on our Youtube page.
Check out the below flyer highlighting the harsh truth of COVID-19 disparities in Minnesota.
The Health Care for All Task Group is dedicated to the principle that access to health care is the right of everyone without exception. We are committed to healthcare policy, public action and advocacy for policies that promote equitable access to quality health care for all. The group collaborates with other organizations to influence political policy change.
Goals for 2021-22:
Catholic social teaching insists that health care is a basic right flowing from the sanctity of human life and dignity of the human person. In the words of Pope Francis, “Health is not a consumer good but a universal right, so access to health services cannot be a privilege. Basic Health Care is denied – denied! to too many people.” (5.9.2016)
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Below are just some of the points which were presented as a part of the October 23, 2020, Health Care for All Task Group’s “Our Broken Health Care System Calls Us to Action: Lessons from COVID-19 Community Conversation and Coffee Hour” ZOOM event. Over 90 CSJ community members, health practitioners, and students from St. Kate’s attended the event live with an additional 75+ people watching the recording online on the CSJ YouTube channel. Our guest presenters Anne Jones, RN and Dr. Ken Englehart from Health Care for All Minnesota, along with a special group of St. Catherine students with Dr. Meghan Mason provided extremely packed, in-depth and enlightening presentations examining the state of our U.S. Healthcare System, the systemic inequities evident throughout the COVID pandemic, and the need to re-examine how every American could have access to quality, affordable and equitable care. In the words of Dr. Englehart, “State Senator John Marty has introduced what he calls The Minnesota Health Plan, which would provide comprehensive medical coverage to all Minnesota residents.” Watch the event here.