Please join us on December 8 at 5:00 p.m. when Dr. Gail Christopher, Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, and her daughter, Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us, speak with Charmaine Royal at the Duke Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation on Racial Healing, Hope, and “The Solidarity Dividend.” For more information, or to attend, please visit



Join Dr. Gail Christopher on March 8 and 9 at the 2022 Health Summit: Pathways through Policy for Equitable Recovery, where she will present the keynote speech. 

The 2022 Health Summit promote pathways to equitable recovery, renewal, and resilience and move Louisiana forward. The ultimate goal of our collective work is for Louisiana to rank 40th in health outcomes by 2030.

Thank you to the Louisiana Center for Health Equity, Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center for this exciting opportunity!

To join her in this important discussion, register here.

EPISODE 1: The first episode of APHA and Complexly’s web series “That’s Public Health” introduces the basics of public health and why it is so important.


EPISODE 2: Health equity is a public health approach that focuses on addressing avoidable, unnecessary, and unjust health differences, and works toward improving everyone’s health. This second episode of the “That’s Public Health” web series from APHA and Complexly explains how.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Congressional Briefing on Health Equity Data

July 21: 10 a.m. (ET), Virtual

The AAMC will hold a Congressional briefing, “Data for Health Equity: the Foundation for Creating Healthier Communities.”

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Join CommuniVax Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 2-3:30 pm ET, for a webinar on Community-Centric Public Health Practice: COVID-19 Vaccination and Beyond. This webinar will examine the roles health departments can take in achieving health equity.

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Dr. Christopher lead panel experts in discussing the inequities seen during COVID-19 through a TRHT Framework. Other panelists included:

• José A. Rico, Director Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Greater Chicago
• Andrea King Collier, Author & Journalist
• Alieza Durana, Narrative Change Liaison, Princeton’s Eviction Lab
• Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., The Bizzell Group, President and CEO
• Dr. Yolanda Lewis-Ragland, FAAP, FABOM, CEO and Founder, Family Fitness & Wellness, LLC
• Mike Malmberg, Colleges of the Fenway, Director of Environmental Health and Safety

View Recording: HERE

#DenyThePermit: Public Health, Democracy, & Environmental Racism Virtual Forum – Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 6 p.m. CDT

Join the Collaborative for Health Equity (CHE) Cook County and Health & Medicine Policy Research Group during National Public Health Week for a forum on environmental justice and how the public health field can act in solidarity with community members demanding clean air and health. The forum will feature panelists including an organizer on this campaign and people working in the fields of public health and environmental justice.

When: Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 6 – 7:30 p.m. CDT



The King Center Presents: Beloved Community Global Summit – Day 2:

On September 14, 2020, Dr. Gail Christopher spoke on Racial Healing on Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity’s Panel, Reconciliation: Learning from the Past to Heal America’s Future.


During the teleconference, members of the Cancer Free Economy Network, cancer-focused, health professionals, and public health organization leaders will present an overview of the new Joint Statement on Cancer Prevention “Cancer and Health Leaders Call for Action to Reduce the Burden of Cancer by Reducing Environmental Risk Factors.”  This first-of-its-kind statement calls for using available science to ambitiously expand research, practice, and public policy to prevent onset of disease from environmental exposures.

It is now estimated that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. Over two decades of science has advanced our understanding of how toxic chemicals contribute to the development of cancer. The Cancer Free Economy Network and partners seek to expand the definition of cancer prevention to include reducing hazardous exposures and to mobilize our society toward achieving that goal.

This call will feature notable speakers:  Margaret Kripke, PhD, Professor Emerita, MD Anderson Cancer Center – Jonathan Agin, JD, Executive Director, Max Cure Foundation – Darcie Green, BCPA, Executive Director, Latinas Contra Cancer – and Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association. This discussion will be moderated by Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH, Executive Director, Children’s Environmental Health Network and Co-Chair of the Health & Science Node for the Cancer Free Economy Network.

What: Teleconference on the Joint Statement on Cancer Prevention “Cancer and Health Leaders Call for Action to Reduce the Burden of Cancer by Reducing Environmental Risk Factors.” 30-minute presentation followed by live question and answer period.


When: Thursday September 17, 2020 – 11am EST, with Q&A to follow

Where: Zoom Webinar, please register.