Event: Racism as a Public Health Crisis (part of OPHA Public Policy Institute Series) (Webinar)
Date/Time: 06/17/2020 at 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: Online - -
by Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA) Public Policy Institute
(from event page) The Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA) Public Policy Institute two-part series will explore the many ways that institutional racism has diminished life and health outcomes for communities of color. Increased infant and maternal mortality rates; escalating incidence of heart disease, diabetes and stroke; proximity to environmental pollutants; low wage employment opportunities; substandard schools; and a disproportionate share of the incarcerated population are just some of the challenges a person of color must contend with while striving to be successful.
Audience: Public health professionals in governmental agencies, as well as public health and health practitioners in all settings, including nurses, health educators, managers, policy developers and/or advocates, etc.
- Recognize the role racism plays in determining health outcomes in communities of color
- Identify the ways in which state and local legislation impact health and equity issues
- Discuss how public policy work can build lasting coalitions that provide knowledge and skills across differing racial, cultural, and ethnic communities
- Describe successful efforts for integrating health and equity considerations into public policy decision-making
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