march, 2021

02mar7:30 pm9:00 pmAdult RE: Health Equity Issues in GeorgiaTuesday, 7:30pm

Event Details

Tuesday, March 2nd, 7:30pm Adult RE presents a session on Health Equity Issues in Georgia. In this class, Laura Harker will discuss the ways in which racism is a public health issue and the role of public policy in undoing racism and its effects on health. She will also highlight a few key policies in Georgia that would help to reduce health inequities, including expanding the Medicaid program. Laura Harker is a senior policy analyst at GBPI where she is responsible for researching and reporting on Georgia’s health policies and related spending. Prior to joining GBPI in 2016, Laura conducted public health research, policy analysis, and advocacy on food insecurity and poverty issues as a fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center in Washington, D.C. She produced policy briefs and reports to provide evidence-based recommendations for state and national lawmakers. She worked with the Office of the Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a graduate student to conduct policy assessments and impact analysis in support of the National Prevention Strategy. Laura graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a master’s degree in public health policy from Emory University. Sign up for this class here.  ( Please note that this is a new link for ARE classes for 2021. Once you register, you can use this same link for all classes through May.



(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm