Meeting Archive:
Naming and Addressing Racism: A Primer

Meeting Description:
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.
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.
1 free CPH credit is available for this activity. Participants must register, attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation online to obtain a CE certificate.
Date: Tue, Jul 21, 2015
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): American Public Health Association
 Presenter Information
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
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Emeritus Professor of epidemiology -University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Kumanyika is emeritus professor of epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine. She has a unique interdisciplinary background that integrates epidemiology, nutrition, social work and public health methods and perspectives. She has conducted extensive research on the prevention and control of obesity, other diet-related risk factors, and chronic disease, with a particular focus on reducing the prevalence and health burdens of obesity in black communities.

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
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Senior Fellow - Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dr. Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.  She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high quality health care, but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism).