WSU Professor Speaks On ‘Assuring Health in an Age of Inequity’ at annual MICHUHCAN Event

Detroit, MIPeter Hammer, director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Health Care Hero Awards Dinner of the Michigan Universal Health Care Network on Friday evening, June 19th. His presentation will be titled, “Health for All: The Ongoing Struggle for Access and Justice in American Healthcare.” The program will also feature presentation of “Health Care Hero” awards to civic leaders who contribute to progressive health care values and achievements.

The dinner will be held at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 2080 West Grand Boulevard (at Grand River) in Detroit. Doors open at 5:30, with dinner served at 6 p.m. Tickets for the program are $40. To purchase tickets, go to

“At a time when we should be moving forward with the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act and with more creative policies to fight chronic illnesses and address the social and economic determinants of health, the struggle for healthcare in America continues with attacks in the state house and the court house.  We need to re-focus attention on the range of policies and actions that could achieve the aspiration of Health for All,” according to Professor Hammer.

A professor at Wayne State University Law School since 2003, Peter Hammer is the director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. He has expertise in the fields of domestic health law and policy, as well as international public health and economic development. He is a recipient of an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and served as lead editor for Uncertain Times: Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Economics of Health Care, a book published by Duke University Press (2003).


ticketMichigan Universal Health Care Access Network (MICHUHCAN) is a state-wide network that promotes comprehensive health care for all and improved health outcomes by addressing the social determinants of health through education, strategy development and advocacy. For more information on MICHUHCAN visit