On the Front Lines: A Career in Philadelphia’s Dept. of Public Health

Posted October 1st, 2009 at 3:27 pm.

Carol Rogers will discuss the challenges and issues that have most engaged her during her 29-year career in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and the insights her professional experience affords regarding the current crisis facing our nation’s health-care system. Since 1980, Rogers has been a leading health advocate in Philadelphia, where she has worked as a physician assistant and health educator. For 18 ears, Rogers worked as a clinician in the City’s health center for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. She spearheaded a roundbreaking initiative to promote and distribute the female condom, creating a community-based model that has been widely adopted. In the late 1980s, as an activist in her union, AFSCME Local 2187, DC 47, she waged a successful campaign to save the City’s eight comprehensive health-care centers. More recently, Rogers has coordinated efforts to respond to a voter-mandated change to the Philadelphia Home Rule harter directing the health department to develop “a plan for universal health care that permits everyone in the City to obtain decent health care.”

Tuesday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.rogers
Ely Room, Wyndham, Bryn Mawr College
Co-sponsored by the Center for Science in Society, the Civic Engagement Office, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Health Professions Advising, and the Office of Intercultural Affairs

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