Science North Podcast
MEDTalks: Social Accountability in Medicine with Dr. Alex Anawati
Social accountability is a framework for the moral obligations that health institutions have to the health of the communities that they serve. It echoes the idea that health is a basic human right, introduces concepts of social justice, takes health equity to a whole new level, and gives the community a powerful seat at the table.
Dr. Alex Anawati works in the Emergency Department at Health Sciences North, is an assistant professor and board member at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and holds positions on two different national and international Social Accountability organizations. In his ‘free time’ he works for the realization of social accountability in medicine through lectures, workshops, advocacy, and research.