Join us as we welcome
DR. G. SCOTT MORRIS
in conversation with
Thursday, October 27
to celebrate the release of
CARE: HOW PEOPLE OF FAITH CAN RESPOND TO OUR BROKEN HEALTH SYSTEM
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Our health system doesn't work for the most vulnerable. It's time for people of faith to respond with concrete action to demonstrate God's love and effect real change. Here's how.
The dialogue on how to fix US health care is mired in partisan policy debates. Rather than idly waiting for the gridlock to resolve, people of faith can live into their call to care for the underserved right now. Drawing from his experience as medical doctor, pastor, and founder and CEO of the nation's largest charitably funded faith-based health-care center, Scott Morris sheds light on how we can live out a crucial aspect of discipleship by ministering to the vulnerable and underserved among us.
Through the stories of people too often ignored or dehumanized, Dr. Morris addresses the financial and social barriers to health care for low-income and undocumented individuals, the lack of affordable medications, the challenges of chronic disease and behavioral health issues, and the promising outcomes of faith-based care that treats the whole person. As we continue to reckon with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the inequities in our health systems it has highlighted, Dr. Morris's book calls readers to awareness, action, and advocacy in their local communities on behalf of those who have no one else to turn to for quality care.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. G. Scott Morris, M.D., M.Div, is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Church Health in Memphis, which opened in 1987 to provide quality, affordable health care for working, uninsured or underserved people and their families. Dr. Morris has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University, and M.D. from Emory University. He is a board-certified family practice physician and an ordained United Methodist minister. His awards include: Tennessee Healthcare Hall of Fame 2020, U of M Honorary Doctor of Letters, 2015, Master Entrepreneur, SOE, Memphis Theological Seminary President’s Humanitarian Award, 2010, and The Kindness Revolution’s Spirit of Kindness Award, 2010.
ABOUT THE CONVERSATION PARTNER:
Geoff Calkins is the sports columnist at The Daily Memphian and the host of The Geoff Calkins Show from 9-11 am weekdays on 92.9FM. Calkins grew up outside Buffalo, the eighth of nine children. Before long car rides, his parents would take him to the local bookstore and allow him to pick out one book. He has loved bookstores ever since. Calkins had a brief career as a lawyer but quickly learned that was not for him. He has three sons, and two Bernese Mt Dogs. But his real claim to fame is that he raised Dr. Morris’s last two Bernese Mt Dogs, Sidney and Mimzi.