SAPA Co-Sponsors Event – Women at the Helm: Closing the Health Disparities Gap for Women

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, May 6, 12:00-1:30pm (via Zoom)

A mini conference focused on the role of women’s leadership in mitigating health disparities affecting women. 

Keynote Speaker: Donna Frescatore, State Medicaid Director & Deputy Commissioner, NYS Department of Health – COVID-19 lifted the veil on the disproportionate impact of adverse social determinants of health on women and their various social, ethnic, racial identities. Economic instability, food insecurity, unsafe housing, community fragmentation, and lack of health literacy, among others, interact with COVID-19 to heighten levels of infections and fatalities for women and their families. Unconscious bias and discrimination have long plagued the healthcare system and produced a chasm of mistrust that has further distanced women of color and their communities from systems of care.

Sponsored by: Center for Women in Government and Civil Society, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.  Co-sponsors: NYS Academy for Public Administration (SAPA), Capital Women, League of Women Voters.  Registration information and conference agenda available soon.

About NY State Academy for Public Administration

A New York State based, non-profit organization for public administration professionals that promotes best practices in public administration.
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