Aug 2 2022
What is Health Injustice and What’s Law Got to Do With It?
What is health injustice? How do we recognize it? And what does law have to do with it? On this episode of Contraindicated, experts Liz Tobin-Tyler and Raquaijjah Yearby offer a primer on health injustice and inequity. Listeners can expect to learn about social determinants of health, the role of law in health inequity, interventions that can help, how people can protect themselves, as well as grassroots efforts to address health injustice.Further Reading:Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler and Joel Teitelbaum, Essentials of Health Justice: A Primer, Jones and Bartlett, 2019. Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler and Joel Teitelbaum, Essentials of Health Justice: Law, Policy and Structural Change, Jones and Bartlett, forthcoming 2022. Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler, Ellen Lawton, Kathleen Conroy, et al., Poverty, Health and Law: Readings and Cases for Medical-Legal Partnership, Carolina Academic Press, 2011.National Center for Medical Legal Partnership Ruqaiijah Yearby, Structural Racism: The Root Cause of the Social Determinants of Health, Bill of Health (September 22, 2020). Ruqaiijah Yearby and Seema Mohapatra, Law, Structural racism, and the COVID-19 Pandemic, Journal of Law and Biosciences (June 28, 2020).