On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, hosted an in-person event on the racial wealth gap. Participants discussed the connection between health and wealth, how to better measure both, and how policy can help address racial wealth gaps.
The event is part of a series, “Reimagining Public Health for NYC,” hosted by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
February 28, 2023
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm EST
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY
This in-person event was open to the public.
This event was open to the media. All remarks were on the record and the event was recorded, with the recording to be made available afterwards.
For New York Fed media inquiries, please contact Ellen Simon at Ellen.Simon@ny.frb.org.
For New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene inquiries, please contact email@example.com.
Tony Davis, Director of Community Outreach & Health, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Janis Bowdler, Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Dr. Michelle Morse, Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Moderator: Dyvonne Body, Community Development Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Dr. Courtney Boen, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Director, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University
Nicole Carty, Founder & Coordinator, Project Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations
Sideya Sherman, Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Equity
Closing RemarksDr. Ashwin Vasan, Commissioner of Health, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Analyzing the Racial Wealth Gap and Implications for Health Equity, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene