The Pursuit of Health Equity Through Section 1557: The Foundation of Health Care Civil Rights

Health equity is a civil rights issue. Drew Stevens, Senior Counsel, Caiola & Rose LLC, speaks with Dru Bhattacharya, Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, Banner Health, and Joelle Espinosa, Civil Rights Director, Advocate Aurora Health, about how the health law community can improve health law civil rights compliance and lower risk for hospitals and health systems. They discuss Section 1557 and how the U.S. health care system is incorporating health law civil rights, how hospitals and health systems can operationalize health law civil rights compliance, and steps that the health law community can take to advance health equity. Drew recently authored an article for AHLA’s Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law about this issue.