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City Club at Playhouse Square


City Club at Playhouse Square

Equity in Public Health: A Conversation with Dr. David Margolius

Friday, August 11, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
A FREE Outdoor LIVE Broadcast of our August 11th Friday Forum!

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"The city of Cleveland has the highest smoking rate in the country at 35%." – Dr. Dave Margolius

The notion of equitable public health seeks to address health disparities and social determinants of health that affect an individual’s ability to achieve optimal health. While public health inequities are not a new concept, research in recent years has revealed how a community’s demographics and surrounding environmental conditions impact residents’ quality of life and actual life expectancies. Health equity requires dismantling systems that lead to inequalities and providing additional resources to underserved communities. Currently, equitable public health is a goal that many are working towards, with physicians such as Dr. David Margolius striving to make it a reality.

Dr. David Margolius was appointed as Director of Public Health for the City of Cleveland in 2022. Prior to that, he served as the Division Director of General Internal Medicine at MetroHealth. An active educator, Dr. Margolius is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and was faculty co-lead for the Medical Director Leadership Institute at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care.

Dr. Margolius’ work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals on a wide range of public health topics from COVID-19 response in underserved communities to best practices in primary care and preventative and family medicine.

Join us for a free outdoor LIVE broadcast on 89.7 Ideastream Public Media in Playhouse Square on equity in public health.


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Rain doesn't stop the show! Our rain location is the Westfield Studio Theater at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square.

The livestream will be available beginning at 12:00p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

Production and distribution of City Club forums in partnership with Ideastream Public Media is generously provided by PNC and the United Black Fund.

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