The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation
The recent events in Charleston, South Caroline, 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’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.
Listen to the recorded webinar.
Webinar slides (all are downloadable PDFs): Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Conclusion
How to Obtain CPH Credit
Participants must register and attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation online in order to earn 1 CPH CE credit hour and obtain a CE certificate. A link to the online evaluation system will be sent to all participants who register and attend the webinar within 48 hours after the event. The email will include instructions and a personal ID # for access to the system. All online evaluations must be submitted by August 21, 2015.
CPH credit also will be offered for those listening to the archived webinar recordings. You will be able to obtain 1 credit per recording, and this service will be available on Oct. 15. Free for APHA members, with a small fee per credit for non-members.
Contact Mighty Fine if you have questions about CPH credit.
*Read "An Uncomfortable Truth — Our Country's Failure to Address Racism" by Alameda County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH