Ethics Grand Rounds: Identifying & Addressing Gaps in Health Outcomes Using the Health Capability Profile


Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota




4th March 2022

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Identifying and Addressing Gaps in Health Outcomes Using the Health Capability Profile
Friday, March 4, 2022 – 12:15 to 1:30pm CST | Zoom | Free | Open to the Public

Current theoretical approaches to bioethics and public health ethics propose varied justifications as the basis for health care and public health, yet none captures a fundamental reality: people seek good health and the ability to pursue it. Health Capability is a concept in public health ethics that considers various individual and societal factors that determine people’s abilities to achieve optimal health outcomes. This talk introduces the Health Capability Profile and how it was used in identifying and addressing gaps in health. The talk discusses an empirical study that applies the Health Capability Profile in analyzing chronic Hepatitis B in rural Senegal.

Speaker: Jennifer Prah, PhD, MSc, MA, MSL is a Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy, the former inaugural Associate Dean for Global Studies in the School of Social Policy, & Practice, and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and Scholar at the Center for Global Health at the Perelman School of Medicine, Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics and at the Center for Public Health Initiatives , all at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Prah is the founder and director of the Health Equity and Policy Lab (HEPL).

This is an event of the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA), hosted by the Center for Bioethics, and co-sponsored by the following U of MN units: School of Public Health, Medical School, Minnesota Law, School of Nursing, and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change.

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Event start time: 12:15 pm

Event end time: 01:30 pm

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