Spotlight Webcast: The Intersection of Poverty and Health

a discussion with Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President & CEO of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
In the latest Spotlight webcast, Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president & CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, discusses social and economic factors that influence health including access to high quality health care, healthy neighborhoods and grocery stores. In the interview, Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey explores how investments in disease prevention can mitigate health disparities and examines how health reform legislation will affect low-income Americans. The webcast is hosted by Spotlight’s Mary Jo Walsh.

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Spotlight Commentaries:


Bridging the Gap: Income Support Policies and Population Health

By Peter S. Arno, Director of Doctoral Studies, Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Health Sciences and Practice, New York M ed ical College


A Healthcare Solution for Families in Need

By Jeanne Ryer, Program Director for R ed ucing Economic Barriers to Health at the Endowment for Health


The Stimulus and Poverty: President Obama’s Plan to Expand Health Care Coverage

By Pamela Herd, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology and Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin–Madison


Inexorably Linked: The correlation between economic status and health

By James W. Squires, M.D.



Spotlight Event:

Beyond Health Care Coverage: Addressing Inequality and Health Disparities (February, 2009)


For a compilation of the latest research on health and poverty, click here.