The Role of Lawyers in Building a Culture of Health

Date of Event



October 8, 2015

"The Role of Lawyers in Building a Culture of Health"

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Maxwell J. Mehlman Lecture

Katherine Hatton Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Summary: America is at a crucial moment of both great urgency and unprecedented opportunity to change our nation’s trajectory when it comes to health – and lawyers have a key role to play. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health—has proposed building a national movement toward better health. Katherine Hatton, a Case Western Reserve Law graduate and the Foundation’s General Counsel and Secretary, will provide an inside look at the varied ways lawyers can contribute. Opportunities go well beyond traditional corporate law firm practice and medical malpractice advocacy. Ms. Hatton will show how lawyers are tackling our nation’s disparate health issues: designing programs, building alliances, advocating change, researching how law can be used to advance public health goals, and representing those who have not had a voice in health policy debates. Combined, these efforts demonstrate the key role of lawyers in building a Culture of Health, enabling all in our diverse society to lead healthier lives, now and for generations to come.Description

Lecture Series

Maxwell J. Mehlman Lecture

2nd Lecture Series

Law-Medicine Center

Subject Headings

lawyers and a culture of health; health care law and policy; disparate health issues in the United States: lawyers and health care alliances; public health goals; health policy debates


Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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