Workshop: Race, Health Care and the Law
Please Circulate Widely
Professor Vernellia Randall
March 23rd through May 17th, 2014
This course explores race, health care and the role of the law in eliminating racial/ethnic inequalities in access to quality health care. It will provide specific attention on understanding the potential impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
1. Course Objectives:
By the end of this course, a student will be able to:
a. Define health, health care, health care disparities.
b. Explain the role of race and racism in health care disparities.
c. Discuss the role of the law in eliminating racism and discrimination.
d. Explain at least three factors that affect racial/ethnic minorities access to health care and the role of the law in improving access
e. Explain at least three factors that affect racial/ethnic minorities quality of health care and the role of the law in improving quality
f. Discuss the PPACA and its likely impact on racial/ethnic minorities access to quality health care.
2. Lesson Outline
a. Introduction to the Course
b. Talking about and Defining Race
c. Understanding Prejudices, Stereotypes, Bias, Racism and Discrimination
d. Understanding Health and Health Disparities
e. Access to Health Care, Race and the Law
f. Quality of Health Care, Race and the Law
f. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
3. Time Commitment
Opens with one live orientation session. The estimated time for the online discussions is about 2 hours per week. In addition there will be reading and video assignments. The amount of time for the assignments will depend on individual background and interest.
4. Teaching Methodology
a. Online Participation: Discussion Forums, Glossaries, Reflection Forums
b. Resources : Cases, Law Review Articles, Interdisciplinary Articles, Films, video lectures.
5. Technology Requirement
You do not have to be a technological wizard to succeed. Feeling comfortable using a computer and navigating the Internet are key. Specifically, if the you can download from the Web, install programs, copy and paste, and manage your files, the you should be fine technically.
6. Certificate of Completion
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this workshop, you must complete the following by the due date:
Complete each of the discussion forums in a timely manner
Complete workshop survey
7. Cost: $ 200 (Income over $ 75,000 per year)
$ 125 (Income between $40,000 and $75,000 per year)
$ 50 (Income $40,000 or less per year)
(includes book: Dying While Black and Course Materials)
This course is NOT affiliated with the University of Dayton School of Law. It is a private offering by Professor Emeritus Vernellia Randall.