2017 ALPFA Boston Chapter
Overcoming Health Disparities in Women's Health
using Intersectional Programming
ALPFA Boston, Simmons College, and Salem State University will be hosting a Healthcare Lecture March 20, 2017 at Simmons College. The theme will be on how the application of Intersectional Theory by stakeholders in healthcare and the public health community, can be leveraged to improve the issues facing the Latino population, with an emphasize on women’s health. Dr. Antonia Novello, 14th Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service, will deliver the keynote address entitled “A Call to Action” and then engage in a panel discussion with key stakeholders.
Intersectional Theory is the study of how overlapping or intersecting social identities, particularly minority identities, relate to systems and structures of oppression or discrimination. It explores the limitations of singular-axis solutions to solve issues of people with multiple intersecting identities.
This dialogue will leverage Dr. Novello’s extensive experience as a clinician, US Surgeon General, policy maker, and a Latina with great power and influence to hone in on the efforts and programs that are effective at addressing obstacles to improve disease prevention, treatment, and the social determinants of health give the various intersectionalities that Latinos face.
Dr. Novello will engage in a dialogue with ‘healthcare institutional stakeholders’ to explore how Intersectional Theory is or can be incorporated into their work with the Latino Population. If the realization is that ‘intersectional’ solutions are not in place, why not, and what can be done to develop such initiatives and programs.
· Educate the audience, including stakeholders, on the power of utilizing Intersectional Theory in healthcare delivery, specifically program and outreach design.
· Engage in dialogue by introducing stakeholders that are utilizing Intersectional Theory to design programs and initiatives that are yielding positive and pivotal moves and shifts in our communities
· Identify healthcare programs & organizations that can benefit from the application of Intersectional Theory
· Equip the audience with the knowledge and connections to healthcare institutional stakeholders to act within their spheres of influence
· This event is a Call to Action.
Date: Monday, March 20, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Simmons College
- Parking Garage: discounted rate will be $13.50 and the garage is located underneath the School of Management Building on the main campus. The entrance is off of Avenue Louis Pasteur.
- Street parking available on side streets
- Closest T-Stop is Museum of Fine Arts on the green line
Registration is now open HERE!
5:00pm Doors Open
5:30-6:00pm Registration and Networking
6:00-8:00pm Key Note Address & Panel Discussion (including Q&A)
On March 9, 1990 Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to
serve as the 14th Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service. Her appointment marked two firsts: Dr.
Novello became the first woman and the first Hispanic ever to hold this position. As Surgeon General, Dr.
Novello advised the public on health matters such as smoking, AIDS, diet and nutrition, environmental
health hazards, and the importance of immunization and disease prevention.
Helen G. Drinan
President of Simmons College
Patricia “Pat” Maguire Meservey, PhD
President of Salem State University
Bio Link: https://www.salemstate.edu/about/4316.php
Associate Professor of Practice
Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Former President of the MA chapter of the Hispanic Nursing Association
Robert ‘Bob’ Coulam
Professor of Practice
Simmons School of Management