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Racism as a Determinant of Health
Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, Past President of American Public Health Association describes racism as “a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call "race"), that unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities, unfairly advantages other individuals and communities, and saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources." Racism works at many levels of societal structure as a driving force for health inequities by shaping the social determinants of health including housing, employment and education. This NADOHE HPC webinar will engage voices from various areas of health professions to explore how racism has operated historically to create and maintain health inequities among women, men and children of color.

1. Explore racism as a trigger of stress and physiological changes impacting health.
2. Discuss ways that racism affects reproductive health in Black women resulting in disproportionate maternal and infant mortality.
3. Explore the unique ways that racism impacts the health of black Men.
4. Identify the impact of racism on the developmental health of children of color.

1. Samuel Roberts, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
2. Thomas LaVeist, PhD, Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University
3. Monica McLemore, RN, PhD, FAAN, Associate Professor, Family Health Care Nursing, University of California San Francisco
4. Walter Gilliam, PhD, Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology; Director, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy

-Samuel Roberts, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
-Mekbib Gemeda, NADOHE HPC Chair, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Jul 23, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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