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“How do Americans View Health and Fairness?: Findings from the AmeRicans’ Conceptions of Health Equity Study (ARCHES)”

The Swetland Center for Environmental Health at Case Western Reserve University will host a seminar on the AmeRicans’ Conceptions of Health Equity Study (ARCHES) Tuesday, April 26, from 9 to 10 a.m.

ARCHES employs mixed methods to examine how Americans think about their own sense of health-related deservingness, how they assess the deservingness of others, how views and values shift over time, and what catalyzes these shifts. In this presentation, ARCHES investigators will discuss key findings from both the qualitative interviews and the national survey including participants’ reflections on two local health disparities, reactions to a well-known equity vs. equality image, and how health hardship is associated with a more capacious sense of health-related deservingness among survey respondents. 

Speakers include:

  • Colleen C. Walsh, associate professor in the School of Health Sciences at Cleveland State University and a member of the Advisory Council for the Swetland Center for Environmental Health;
  • Sarah S. Willen, associate professor of anthropology at University of Connecticut and principal investigator of ARCHES; and
  • Abigail Fisher Williamson, director of the Center for Hartford Engagement and Research at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and a co-principal investigator of ARCHES.

Learn more and register for the seminar.