"Regardless of ability to pay or where you come from in life...we all deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Health care should not be a luxury."
-Commissioner Monica Bharel
Formerly the Chief Medical Officer of BHCHP, Dr. Bharel became Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in February of 2015. As Commissioner, she is responsible for spearheading the state's response to the opioid crisis, as well as reducing health disparities, finding public health solutions for health care reform, finding innovative solutions using data and evidence-based practices, and other health care quality improvement initiatives.
Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, came to DPH widely recognized for her dedication to health care for underserved and vulnerable populations, including ensuring that state and national health care reform efforts enhance the care for homeless individuals, without inadvertently widening health care disparities. Under her leadership, BHCHP provided health care to over 12,500 homeless men, women and children in the greater Boston area at over 70 different sites.
When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: MassChallenge, 21 Drydock Ave, Ste 610E, Boston, MA 02210
Refreshments will be provided.