Healthcare Does Not Equal Health: Drivers of Health Inequities for Older Adults

  • Thursday, February 04, 2021
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


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Healthcare Does Not Equal Health: Drivers of Health Inequities for Older Adults

Presented by Dr. Lena Makaroun MD, MS 
Center for Health Equity Research & Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare;
Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical School

Thursday, February 4th, 2021
3:30-5pm EST

Live and online via Zoom
Free & open to all; RSVPs required to receive link

Issues that produce inequities in the health of older Americans damage individuals as well as communities. 

Dr. Makaroun, a geriatrician trained at Cornell and University of California San Francisco, will elucidate these issues and respond to your questions on this timely and important topic.

As a geriatrics health services researcher at the VA Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion and a Pepper Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Older American Independence Center, Dr. Makaroun studies social influences ("determinants") of health for older adults. She enjoys teaching students, residents and fellows about the unique considerations and holistic approach needed when caring for complex older adults, particularly attending to the social factors that heavily impact health and well-being for us all as we age.

The event is free and open to all, but RSVPs are required.  Click here to RSVP.

This event is organized by OLLI at BCC's Changing the Culture of Aging Shared Interest Group, and is co-sponsored by Berkshire SuperGenarians and Age Friendly Berkshires.


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