The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation

Webinar | August 24 2015
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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 #3 | Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care
August 25, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT

The Affordable Care Act has led to expansions in health insurance coverage. But racial and ethnic minorities still are more likely to have unequal access, receive poorer quality care and have worse health outcomes. These health disparities threaten our nation’s health.

Join APHA Past President and social justice advocate Linda Rae Murray, Brian Smedley, co-founder and executive director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity and Michelle van Ryn, director of the Research Program on Equity and Quality in Healthcare Encounters for a timely discussion. They’ll talk about how the levels of racism play out within the health care system, unconscious bias in health care and what’s being done to address those inequities to improve the public’s health.

SPEAKERS

Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, FACP, adjunct assistant professor at the University of Illinois School of Public Health

Brian Smedley, PhD, co-founder and executive director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, study director of the landmark report “Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care”

Michelle van Ryn, PhD, LMFT, MPH, professor of health services research at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, director of the Research Program on Equity and Quality in Healthcare Encounters

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