Resources to Address Racism’s Role in Climate Health

By path2positive

This month, the American Public Health Association is beginning a series of webinars on racism's impact on health and disparities. Be sure to take a look at the webinars featured below. As we have come to realize, climate change has disproportional impacts on low-income populations and those of color. Our location, access to resources, and ability to cope with the emotional and physical consequences of climate change can all affect the toll it has on our communities. ecoAmerica's report, American Climate Values 2014: Insights by Racial and Ethnic Groups, serves as a resource for any organization interested in engaging African, Asian, or Hispanic/Latino Americans in discussions about these disproportional impacts and climate solutions.


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

A Four Part Webinar Series

American Public Health Association

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.

Naming and Addressing Racism:
A Primer 
July 21, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT 

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, and Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD 

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. Click here to register.

Additional upcoming webinars in this series:

Community Violence Well-Being 
August 4, 2015, 2 p.m. EDT

Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care
August 18, 2015, 2 p.m. EDT

Racism: The Silent Partner in High School Dropout and Health Disparities
September 1, 2015, 2 p.m. EDT

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