September 7, 2017

Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Film Screening and Discussion
5:30 - 7:30 PM | 220 Dockser Hall | School of Law

An inside look at how one South Philadelphia-based health clinic provides free care to undocumented immigrants in the community. The film follows the rewards and challenges of providing such care, including the struggle of patients who cannot afford or obtain insurance, and earning the trust of those afraid to seek care. 

Following the film, a panel of local experts will highlight some of the ways in which Massachusetts is struggling with and working to address barriers to providing health care to our immigrant community. 

Wendy E. Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for Health Policy and Law; Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University 

Andrew Cohen, Staff Attorney and Project Director, Immigrant Health Care Access Coalition, Health Law Advocate (HLA)
Dr. Sarah Kimball, Immigrant & Refugee Health Program, Boston Medical Center 
Liza Ryan, Organizing Director, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

Free and open to the public!

September 14, 2017

Bearing Witness to Trauma: Innovative Tools to Assist First Responder and Victim Services Agencies
An Interdisciplinary Conversation
2:30 - 4:30 PM | Cabral Center | Northeastern University 

Co-sponsored by the Domestic Violence Institute (DVI) and the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP)

DVI and IUHRP invite local first responders, victim service providers, public health professionals and the Northeastern community to join us for a panel discussion about vicarious trauma and the health and wellbeing of employees. We will also introduce the newly launched Vicarious Trauma Toolkit, a first-of-its-kind online resource funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice.

Keynote speaker: Kurt Scwartz, Director, Masssachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
Kurt Schwartz’s strategic leadership guides and oversees the state’s preparedness, response and recovery from natural and intentional disasters, including the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon. He previously served as the MA Undersecretary of both Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, and as a state criminal prosecutor, police officer, and EMT. He will illuminate the personal and professional impact of vicarious trauma from his broad and extensive background.

Discussants will include MA first responders and members of the national Vicarious Trauma Toolkit Team.

Light refreshments will be served.

Contact for more information. 

September 19, 2017

Safety First: Towards Safe Consumption Facilities in Massachusetts
A Community Forum
5:30 - 7:30 PM | 250 Dockser Hall | School of Law 

Co-sponsored by the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP)

The devastating toll of the opioid crisis creates an imperative for decisive, evidence-driven, and cost-effective solutions. Safe consumption facilities (SCF) reduce drug overdose, while connecting drug users to treatment and other services. Amidst mounting calls for the creation of SCFs in Massachusetts, this forum will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to review the available evidence and voice diverse perspectives on this timely and salient issue. 

Coffee and light refreshments will be served. 

Free and open to the public!

September 28, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
Topic TBD
Stephen Latham, Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University 
RSVP to Jennifer Huer

October 12, 2017

Health of Newcomers author event

Email Jennifer Huer with any questions. 

October 25, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
Topic: pediatric exclusivity and clinical trials 
Dr. Michael Sinha, post-doctoral fellow, Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law (PORTAL), Brigham and Women's Hospital
RSVP to Jennifer Huer

October 30, 2017

Annual Health Law Lecture
Making Good Health Policy by Practicing Good Health Law

Featuring Stephen Rosenfeld, Health Care Attorney and Advocate 

November 29, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
"Supply and demand of the health professional workforce: Evidence of change...implications for the future"
David Zgarrick, Acting Dean and Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Health System Sciences, Bouvé  College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University 
RSVP to Jennifer Huer

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* Unless otherwise specified, all roundtables will be held from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in the Knowles Conference Room (120 KN).