Conversations About Ethics

Moving Toward A Healthy Community: Health Disparities and Mending the Gap in Bexar County

A panel of distinguished speakers

This Conversations About Ethics panel presentation featured representatives from five stakeholder groups: community, for-profit healthcare, non-profit healthcare, academia, and government.

Presentation of the data

Anil Mangla, Ph.D., MPH, Chief Epidemiologist, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

Panel Discussion

  • Community Leader: Martha I. Castilla, San Antonio Promotora
  • Non-Profit Healthcare: Kevin Moriarty, CEO, Methodist Healthcare Ministries
  • For-Profit Healthcare: Efrem Castillo, MD, Regional Medical Director, WellMed
  • Government: Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Texas Senate District 26, Pharmacist
  • Academia: Robert L. Ferrer, MD, MPH, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UT Health Science Center San Antonio

Wrap Up

Bryan Alsip, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President/Chief Medical Officer, University Health System

Q&A Moderation

Ruth Berggren, MD, Director, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and Marvin Forland, MD, Distinguished Professor in Medical Ethics

A reception immediately followed the presentation. The panel was preceded by a workshop by R. Esteban Montilla, Ph.D., LPC, titled: An Intercultural Perspective on Aspirational Ethics to Promote Inclusive Care.



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Resource List

This resource list brings together websites, videos, audio recordings, books, and articles to supplement the workshop and lecture.

By Our Speaker

Dipping Your Toe (Introductory Information)

Wading Waist High (Intermediate Resources)

Taking a Deep Dive (Advanced Materials)

Access to Materials

Freely available Online
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