1st Webinar: Naming and Addressing Racism: A Primer
July 21, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT
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Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, and Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
- This kick-off webinar featuring APHA’s executive director, president and president-elect will take a look at some of the nation’s leading health inequities.
- APHA President Shiriki Kumanyika will discuss how racism is one of the most challenging tools of social stratification we face when trying to improve the health of the public. She also will reflect on the evidence and research needs related to how racism limits our ability to make America the healthiest nation.
- APHA President-Elect Camara Jones will tell the Gardener's Tale and present a framework for understanding racism on three levels. This framework is useful for understanding the basis for race-associated differences in health, designing effective interventions to eliminate those differences and engaging in a national conversation.
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In Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2015, The Commonwealth Secretariat
To read the full article and to download the full Commonwealth Health Partnerships Report click here.
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An interesting letter to a research article in The Lancet Global Health discussed an issue I have not considered in my work before. The mental health and psycho-social impacts of lack of and poor access to sanitation among women.
The author's of the letter Moving beyond sanitation's diarrhoea fixation argue that toilets are only one part of the solution to the problem fo diarrhoea and malnutrition. They found in their own qualitative study that:
"Women (adolescents, married women, mothers, and senior citizens) from rural areas in Karnataka, India, reported that their main concerns about the poor access to toilets were related to being subjected to teasing, sexual harassment, suspicion, and violence, and consequently to feelings of humiliation, insecurity, distress, and even suicidal thoughts.
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