Dr. Christopher presented at TEDx Charlottesville 2019.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. These events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. TED provides the rules and guidelines, but TEDxCharlottesville is independently organized and executed. Since 2013, TEDxCharlottesville has participated in the TEDx mission to bring awareness to the rich talent, creativity and innovation found here in Charlottesville, Virginia.

APHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting – Closing General Session: 1619 – 2019: Health and Justice Denied

Join Dr. Christopher for her APHA session on Rx racial healing: Disrupting cycles of injustice by transforming racial beliefs, perceptions and behaviors. https://apha.confex.com/apha/2019/meetingapp.cgi/Session/59277

In her session, Dr. Christopher will be discussing:



Wed. Feb 6, 3:00–6:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium,
Sutardja Dai Hall
UC Berkeley campus

First broadcast on public television more than 15 years ago, RACE – The Power of an Illusion has become one of the most widely viewed documentaries in American history, and it remains timely and relevant today. The series asks a question so basic it is rarely raised: what is this thing called race? Many of our conventional assumptions, particularly about race being biologically-based, are wrong, yet the consequences of racism are very real. Join us on Feb. 6 for an open forum featuring producers of the series and UC Berkeley faculty discussing the evolution and impact of our ideas about race, then and now. Reception to follow.

Panel Discussion with:


Children’s Health the Current Status of Separated Children in ICE (health/social status).
The webinar will examine the Trump Administration’s policy to separate children from their parents and the resulting trauma and health impacts for children and families.

October 4, 2018, from 2-3 pm ET

Moderator – Whitney P. Witt, Ph.D., MPH, Director, Center for Maternal and Child Health Research

Julie M. Linton, MD, FAAP, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville & Co-Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Immigrant Health Special Interest Group
Pam McGranahn, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner -Adverse Childhood Experiences & the Life Course

Learning Objectives to:

  1. Describe the current status of separated and detained children in ICE (health/social status);
  2. Understand the adverse impacts of the trauma of separation and detention on children and the long-term implications for their mental health and well-being;
  3. Identify policy strategies regarding increased transparency, standards of care in detention centers; and
  4. Identify advocacy action steps for members of APHA and other child advocates to end this practice, reunite families, and provide interventions where needed.

Register Here: https://ampublichealth.wufoo.com/forms/z9cnhcn0shggod/

NAATPN, Inc., in conjunction with the National Medical Association, the NAACP and the Southeast Health Equity Council, is pleased to host a national conference to address the state of health in America and to outline a platform to promote equity in African American communities. On September 11- 13, 2018, NAATPN, Inc. will host the first ever State of Black Health National Conference in Atlanta, GA at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta.

The State of Black Health National Conference will address current health, economic, and social justice disparities impacting African Americans and outline a national policy platform to address those disparities. Tobacco use kills more than 45,000 African Americans annually and chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS, continue to disproportionately impact African Americans. In addition, workforce development and the attainment of livable wages remains a primary concern in most African American urban, and rural communities. Current conditions in the U.S. aren’t conducive to positive health outcomes in African American communities; in fact, unless a new policy agenda is developed and implemented, the pursuit of African American health equity could remain out of reach. Registration is open now.

For more information and to register click here

Brian D. Smedley, co-founder and Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, will appear on “News One Now” to speak on the effects that passing the American Health Care Act will have on people of color.

Listen to the “News One Now” live show.  Tune in September 25th, 7:30am ET

NCSD‘s national conference, “A Struggle We Must Win: Advancing School Integration Through Activism, Youth Voice, and Policy Reform,” focuses on empowering communities and the next generation of leaders.

We expect the event to bring together 400+ parents, students, educators, researchers, advocates, activists, policymakers (from federal, state and local levels), and other supporters from across the country to discuss and strengthen strategies for reducing racial and socioeconomic isolation in elementary and secondary schools.

More agenda details will be available soon, but here’s the general plan:

Registration is only $100 ($50 for students).

The conference website is: http://school-diversity.org/2017-conference/ (NCSD will continue to post event updates over the next few weeks)

Black women are facing a maternal health crisis. In 2015, SisterSong partnered with the Center for Reproductive Rights on a human rights report,  Reproductive Injustice: Racial and Gender Discrimination in U.S. Health Care.  We also co-hosted a cross-sectoral convening of leaders on Black maternal health in Atlanta at the Mother House.

The Black Mamas Matter meeting brought together researchers, service providers, policy experts, and community organizers to identify innovative strategies for improving maternal health outcomes for Black women.

Out of this gathering came an innovative toolkit of resources to support the development of state strategies.  Organizers also identified the need to have a more structured effort to continue to recognize, celebrate, and support Black mamas.  The  Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) was launched in 2016.  They held the first Congressional briefing on Black women’s health last month.

Please, join us Tuesday, August 22nd from 1:00-2:30pm EST to hear from BMMA steering committee members Monica Simpson (SisterSong), Dr. Joia Crear-Perry (National Birth Equity Collaborative), Elizabeth Dawes Gay (Consultant), Kwajelyn Jackson (Feminist Women’s Health Center), and Angela Doyinsola Aina, MPH (BMMA Programming Chair).

Learn how they are working to address the unique needs of Black women and hear more about efforts to harness women of color’s collective power to tell our stories and make our health a priority. Click HERE to register. You can also follow and contribute to the conversation using #RJ2017 and #BlackMamasMatter.

The 2017 NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair is the premier venue for journalism education and career development for the nation’s leaders in media, business, arts and entertainment, and technology. Over 3,000 of the nation’s top journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students will gather in The Big Easy from August 9-13, 2017, to celebrate our excellence.

The NABJ Career Fair draws hundreds of recruiters from the top media companies and journalism schools from across the country and around the world. Countless headline makers, innovators, and industry leaders in politics, media, journalism, and film have attended NABJ Conventions. Sen. Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joseph Biden, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, RNC Chairmen Michael Steele and Reince Priebus, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Bishop T. D. Jakes, and the Rev. Al Sharpton all have shared their wisdom and insight with our members.

by Elizabeth Hartig – Project Associate, Planning and Community Health Center

Research shows that health equity is critical to building a happy, prosperous nation, but that doesn’t mean a one-size-fits-all approach is the answer. Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a webinar with national and local leaders working to create opportunities for all residents. You’ll hear about the ways a new definition can help us advance solutions and measure progress, and hear directly from communities working to ensure that everyone can be as healthy as possible.

Speakers include:
· Tracy Orleans, Senior Program Officer/Senior Scientist , RWJF
· Paula Braveman, Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health, UCSF
· Bill Lovett, Executive Director, New Jersey YMCA State Alliance
· Shoshanna Spector, Executive Director, IndyCan

Register here!