On February 1, 2021, Institute director john a. powell and staff researcher EJ Toppin published an article in the American Medical Association’s Journal of Ethics.

Titled, “Health Equity and the Circle of Human Concern,” the article contextualizes the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in the structural formations of society, arguing that group-based social location determines in large part exposure to the disease and access to treatment.

powell and Toppin urge as a remedy an expansion of the circle of human concern – an extension in the sphere of who is cared for and supported by society, achieved through structural and material changes to ensure that all of humanity has the ability to thrive.

They propose targeted universalism as the policy method to construct a fair and equitable healthcare system.

Click to read the article on the AMA's website.