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.”
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.
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: https://fb.watch/35ma6YiTHv/
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.
- Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH Executive Director, Children’s Environmental Health Network, Co-Chair, Health & Science Node,Cancer Free Economy Network (moderator)
- 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
- Georges Benjamin, MD Executive Director, American Public Health Association
When: Thursday September 17, 2020 – 11am EST, with Q&A to follow
Where: Zoom Webinar, please register.
Please join National Collaborative for Health Equity, Trust for America’s Health, American Public Health Association, and the NAACP, on July 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm ET for a congressional briefing titled, Ending the Triple Pandemic: Advancing Racial Equity by Promoting Health, Economic Opportunity and Criminal Justice Reform.
The briefing will discuss the disproportionate health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Black community and other communities of color, and how structural racism drives systemic inequities in health, the economy, and criminal justice. The session will also highlight policy recommendations to move the nation toward equitable opportunity and racial justice. The briefing will take place virtually from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET.
With remarks by the Honorable Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL) and the Honorable Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).