APHA Summer Webinar Series: The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the USA

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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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