Exploring healthcare disparities from a historical perspective

Todd Vandenbark

Health Care in Mobile: an oral history of the 1940sThe library is excited to announce an upcoming special event: a presentation and book signing on the topic of healthcare disparities. Two dynamic speakers will be presenting: Joy Harriman,  Medical Librarian at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions; and Margaret Pearce, Chief Nursing Officer at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics

Copies of Ms. Harriman’s recently published book, Health Care in Mobile: An Oral History of the 1940s will be available for purchase and signing by the author. This work presents a small oral history of the delivery of health care in Mobile, AL, from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. It includes the beliefs, behaviors, expectations, and experiences of individuals whose lives have been entwined with community and health care.

Ms. Pearce also has ties to the Mobile area and underwent her nursing education in the region. She trained with the Daughters of Charity who have long been devoted to the elimination of disparities in health care. Ms. Pearce will share with us some of her personal experience and insights gained from her involvement with this organization.

  • Date: Friday, January 27, 2012
  • Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (main floor)
  • What: presentation and book signing
  • Questions? Contact Christy Jarvis, Collections Librarian, at email Christy Jarvis

Refreshments will be provided. Please join us for the first of what we hope will be a series of fun and informative public events.