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The Sophie and Alex Rosner Seminar Series in History, Health and Social Justice, Mailman School of Public Health

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Columbia University Medical Center Mailman School of Public Health

The new Affordable Care Act commits over $10 billion dollars to create demonstration projects to increase patient access to high quality, cost effective, coordinated health care. Such projects have a long history in NYC, going back to the 1920s and 1930s. In that period, they were a site of conflict among nurses and social workers as they struggled to advance their own disciplinary interests in the search for better ways to care for families in need.

Professor DAntonio is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority and the Meaning of Work and Founding Friends: Families, Staff, and Patients at the Friends Asylum in Early 19th Century Philadelphia, both award winning works.