BHCHP Speaker Series: Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH

 Massachusetts DPH Commissioner Monica Bharel

Join us for our 4th Speaker Series featuring Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH

"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.

The Speaker Series is an initiative of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Emerging Leaders Board. The Speaker Series brings together civic-minded young professionals in the Greater Boston Area through open-dialogue and conversation with leaders in the healthcare, government and business sectors. Although the topics will vary, speakers will highlight how these areas intersect with philanthropy to shape the City of Boston.
The event is free but space is limited so please register today!