Farther We Go: Derek Lewis II

February 28, 2023

Wonks at Work | Episode 39

One of the ways that we measure whether we are moving toward health equity is by measuring health disparities, i.e., the size of the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged groups. In this episode, host Craig Wilson talks with Derek Lewis II, president of the Derek Lewis Foundation — founded by his father, Dr. Derek Lewis — about health disparities in Arkansas and the work that the foundation and the National Medical Association are doing to advance health equity. Lewis also offers a history lesson on how the Arkansas Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association was formed 130 years ago.

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