Spring 2021 FRC Lecture Series - Abby Fisher Williamson - Whose Health Deserves Investment: Findings from the AmeRicans’ Conceptions of Health Equity Study (ARCHES)
From Leo Schuchert
Abigail Fisher Williamson, Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Law and Director of CHER
The AmeRicans’ Conceptions of Health Equity Study (ARCHES), is an interdisciplinary, two-phase investigation of how Americans form and change their views about who deserves what in the health realm. Phase I, from 2018-2019, included 170 interviews with a diverse range of community leaders, health professionals, and residents in Greater Cleveland, Ohio. In Phase II, findings from these interviews were tested in a nationally representative survey in October 2020. The lecture will share key findings from survey experiments, including how perspective-taking exercises can increase Americans’ support for health equity, as well as how experience of hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic affects views on health equity.