Bridging Civil Rights and Health Care

Dr. Pamela Payne Foster uses the backdrop of Selma Alabama with its rich civil rights history of Bloody Sunday in 1965 and the personal stories her father growing up in Selma in the late 1940s and early 1950s and the analogy of bridges and rivers to expand the traditional model of health care in the US. The new model or “new bridge” includes social determinants of health or societal factors in health, population health, health disparities and health inequities and social health justice as the “new” civil rights issue in order to save more lives.