Facing Race: A National Conference coming to St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024! #SaveTheDate

Danisha Christian

Organizer | Alliance for A Just Society
Danisha began her career in community organizing in 1993. She has worked on a wide array of issues, including school curriculum reform, police misconduct, tribal sovereignty, health care reform, and health equity. She joined the Alliance for A Just Society in 2008 where she is currently a National Field Organizer. Danisha is also an alternative health care provider.

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

Make Them Pay: Ways to Hold Insurance Companies Accountable to Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

People of color in the United States suffer notoriously poor health outcomes compared to their white counterparts. These disparities arise from many things: poverty, unequal access to quality education, unsafe housing, toxic hazards in the environment, and food deserts are but a few of the causes. Limited access to quality, affordable medical care exacerbates the problem. Fortunately, the affirmation of the Affordable Care Act by the Supreme Court cemented a framework for health care reform that empowers states to hold private health insurance companies accountable to addressing racial and ethnic health disparities. This workshop will examine policy options and organizing opportunities for the implementation of health reform that promotes health equity.

Speakers: Danisha Christian, Jill Reese, Ron Williams