Webinar Series: The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation
Presented by the American Public Health Association (APHA)
The recent events in Charleston, South Carolina, Baltimore, Maryland, and Ferguson, Missouri, remind us that stigma, inequalities and civil rights injustices remain in our society today.* Unfortunately, skin color plays a large part in how people are viewed, valued and treated. We know that racism, both intentional and unintentional, affects the health and well-being of individuals and communities and stifles the opportunity of many to contribute fully to the future and growth of this nation. Join the leadership of the American Public Health Association in a summer webinar series about racism’s impact on health and disparities.
Webinar # 1 | Naming and Addressing Racism: A Primer
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, and Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
July 21, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT
This kick-off webinar featuring APHA‚Äôs executive director, president and president-elect will take a look at some of the nation‚Äôs 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.
Webinar #2 | No Safety, No Health: A Conversation About Race, Place and Preventing Violence
August 4, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT¬†
Webinar #3 | Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care
August 18, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT
Webinar #4 | Racism: The Silent Partner in High School Dropout and Health Disparities
September 1, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT
Webinar recordings will be posted at a later date.
*Read “An Uncomfortable Truth ‚Äî Our Country’s Failure to Address Racism” by Alameda County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH