Health Equity: Why the U.S. is Lagging Behind Other Countries

Dr. Cindy Haq is a champion for primary health care, health equity and preparing health professionals to serve disadvantaged patients and communities. She has launched programs in Pakistan, Uganda, Ethiopia, with the World Health Organization, and with governmental and non-governmental organizations. Her illuminating lecture will touch on the importance of health equity, why the U.S. life expectancy is declining, and what you can do to promote health equity in Orange County and in the United States.


Oct. 28, 2019
7-8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Friends Room, Central Library
1000 Avocado Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660


Lecture series details:

  • Once a month on Monday Evenings between September to May
  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and program is 7-8:30 p.m. lecture with Q&A
  • Friends Room, Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • FREE Admission (a suggested donation of $10.00 is always appreciated)
  • No Reservations required
  • FREE parking in lot and in structure


The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation in collaboration with UCI Health is pleased to present the 2019 - 2020 season of Medicine in Our Backyard featuring an extraordinary group of renowned doctors and researchers on a wide range of topics from treating back pain to health equity to aging gracefully. The UCI doctors present the latest studies and newest technologies in an engaging public forum. Come learn with us!