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Event Information:

Thursday, April 25, 2013
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Map

Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168th St.     Room: 923

Event Title:

The Sophie and Alex Rosner Seminar Series
Lessons Learned?: Health Demonstration Projects in New York City, 1920-1935

Event Type:

Seminar Series


Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health


The Columbia University Seminar on Narrative, Health and Social Justice


Patricia D'Antonio, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Invite Limited To:

Open to the Columbia Community, Open to the Public


Yes, Contact NiTanya Nedd, 305-1307 


The new Affordable Care Act commits over $10 billion dollars to create demonstration projects to increase patient access to high quality, cost effective, coordinated health care. Such projects have a long history in NYC, going back to the 1920s and 1930s. In that period, they were a site of conflict among nurses and social workers as they struggled to advance their own disciplinary interests in the search for better ways to care for families in need.

Professor D'Antonio is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority and the Meaning of Work and Founding Friends: Families, Staff, and Patients at the Friends Asylum in Early 19th Century Philadelphia, both award winning works.