Who Decides? Gender, Medicine, and the Public’s Health || Radcliffe Institute
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Each year, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University hosts a conference that explores the role of gender in a significant aspect of the human experience. “Who Decides? Gender, Medicine, and the Public’s Health” was the conference in 2014. At the conference we explored questions of who decides about health-care provision, research funding, and policy making. Gender, culture, economics, politics, and power all affect health-care decisions by individuals and communities in the United States and around the world. We brought together panels of physicians, policymakers, journalists, artists, and academics to discuss the gender dynamics involved in differing definitions of health and disease, the choices made in prioritizing research, and the gaps and opportunities in health policy and access to care as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Learn more about the people and programs of the Radcliffe Institute at www.radcliffe.harvard.edu.
|1||VideoWho Decides?: Welcoming Remarks and Overview of the Topic||Each year, Radcliffe hosts a conference that explores the role of gender in an aspect of the human experience. “Who Decides? Gender, Medicine, and the Public’s Health” explored questions of health-care provision, research funding, and policy making.||4/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoWho Decides?: Defining Health || Radcliffe Institute||This panel examines the role of gender in conceptions of health and disease in different societies, in determining who is responsible for health care through both formal and informal roles, and in developing understandings of risk factors and resilience.||4/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoWho Decides?: Research Priorities || Radcliffe Institute||This panel considered whether gender drives research in particular diseases, the politics of health campaigns, the formulation and analysis of clinical trials, and the role of the marketplace and private funding in addressing diseases.||4/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoWho Decides?: Policy and Access to Care || Radcliffe Institute||This panel discussed the implications of the Affordable Care Act for women’s and men’s health, including gendered issues of health care access and policy and questions of insurance and coverage.||4/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|