The Death Gap: A Talk by Dr. David Ansell

Aug 23 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Oak Park Library
834 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL

Dr. David Ansell is a member of the PNHP Illinois steering committee. 

Part of his prescription for eliminating the "death gap" among Chicago area communities is single-payer health care. 

The Oak Park Library, as a public building, is presumed wheelchair accessible thanks to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


From the organizers: 


"The greatest health crisis today is not cancer, not heart disease, obesity, or diabetes. It’s something much more common and far less often mentioned: poverty. Without question, the poor die sooner. Blacks die sooner. And poor urban blacks die sooner than almost all other Americans. In nearly four decades as a doctor at hospitals serving some of the poorest communities in Chicago, David Ansell has witnessed the lives behind these devastating statistics firsthand. In The Death Gap, he gives a grim survey of these realities, drawn from observations and stories of his patients."

Please save the date and join us for this event to discuss the remarkable disparities that exist in our own backyards. Let's shed light on this topic so that we can work on viable solutions for health equity.



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