Irwin Venick characterizes the formation of the Center for Health Services (CHS) as an “institutional overlay imposed upon from on high” rather than an impulse among Coalition participants. He explains that most of the university-driven energy to formalize and take advantage of the SHC work in some way came from luminaries at the Medical School, such as Dr. Amos Christie, Dr. Josh Billings, and Dr. David Carzon–among several others. Challenge arose from then having to coalesce the inchoate nature of the Coalition’s approach to getting things done with a more formalized structure that sought accountability. See the full length panel discussion to learn more about the complex origins of the institutionalized Center and its relationship to the student-led Coalition.
Recorded December 10th, 2021.