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The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation: A four part webinar series

16 Jul

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. Register now!

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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SAAPHI Webinar: “Innovative Approaches to HIV Prevention among African Americans”

3 Mar

JPEG SAAPHI WEbinar

The SAAPHI Scientific Committee hosts a series of webinars to help public health professionals and students learn about innovative approaches to minority health research.  This is the first webinar planned for this year.  Please see below and the attached flyer for details.

The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) presents
“Innovative Approaches to HIV Prevention among African Americans”
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 1:00-2:30PM (EST)
Guest Speaker
Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, APRN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Center for Health Equity Research
Center for Global Women’s Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Dr. Bridgette M. Brawner graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University and both a Master of Science in Nursing and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009, she was selected as the University’s inaugural Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow immediately upon completion of her doctoral degree. Dr. Brawner has worked as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in 2005, specializing in working with children and families.

 

Dr. Brawner is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the standing faculty in both the Center for Health Equity Research and the Center for Global Women’s Health. She is passionate about urban women’s physical and mental health, and works toward sexual health promotion in disenfranchised communities. Her motto is “changing the world, one community at a time”. Dr. Brawner’s unique, multi-method lines of inquiry integrate innovative methodologies–such as GIS mapping and biobehavioral measures–to answer complex questions. Her current HIV prevention work takes a novel, multi-level approach to better understand risk contexts and intervene across individual, social and structural levels.

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Webinar: Youth Justice, Youth of Color and Health Policy Implications

18 Feb

Webinar hosted by the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team.

 

TOPIC: Youth Justice, Youth of Color and Health Policy Implications

SPEAKER: James Bell, Founder and Executive Director, W. Haywood Burns Institute

DATE: February 19, 2015

TIME: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

On any given night in 2011, more than 61,000 youth were incarcerated, and 75% of those youth were brought in for non-violent offenses. The majority (65 percent) were youth of color.  The U.S. stands out in its use of youth incarceration with higher rates than any country in the world: five times the rate of South Africa; 15 times the rate of Germany and 30 times the rate of Italy. With this social backdrop, the W. Haywood Burns Institute was launched in 2001 to better understand policy implications for the unequal treatment for youth of color in the youth justice system.

In this webinar, Burns Institute founder James Bell will discuss justice policy implementation trends with particular attention to their impact on the mental health and life outcomes for youth of color.  The presentation will also include a review of national youth incarceration data and strategies that are used to assist jurisdictions in understanding disparities in their youth justice system. Programs and practices that have significantly contributed to the reduction of delinquency for youth of color, including examples of community-based interventions driven by evidence-based practices, will be used to illustrate the impact of the work as well as opportunities for replication.

Register Here1http://tinyurl.com/FIHETWEBINARSERIES

Click Here for Full Abstract and Speaker Biographies: http:/tinyurl.com/YOCABSTRACT

 

The Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) is a group of 12 federal agencies convened under the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The NPA is a national movement with the mission to improve the effectiveness of programs that target the elimination of health disparities through coordination of leaders, partners, and stakeholders that are committed to action. The FIHET provides a forum for federal agencies to increase dialog between traditionally siloed programs in ways that enhance cross-agency coordination, maximally leverage existing resources, and increase the impact of federal resources on conditions within communities.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Changes to The Morehouse School of Medicine Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research, Pilot Project Timeline

20 Jan

Special Notice: Changes to TCC Pilot Project Timeline

The Morehouse School of Medicine Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research (U54MD008173) is currently soliciting applications to support pilot research projects that are aligned with TCC for Health Disparities Research thematic focus of addressing the barriers to implementing health policies that target achieving health equity.

Please note the following changes to our Pilot Project Program RFA Timeline:

Letter of Intent (LOI) EXTENSION*: Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST

*Please note that the LOI is OPTIONAL and not a requirement for submitting a full application.

Technical Assistance Webinar: Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:00 am EST

To register for the Webinar, please visit the Pilot Project Portal at http://www.msmtcc.org/pilot)

Final Applications Due: Friday, February 13, 2015 at 5:00pm EST

To submit an application, please visit the Pilot Project Portal at http://www.msmtcc.org/pilot

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)

To view application materials, resources, and to submit applications please visit the TCC Pilot Project Program Portal at: http://www.msmtcc.org/pilot

Please click on “Contact TCC” in the Pilot Project Portal for any questions or comments. You may also contact TCC Program Manager Ulochi Nwagwu, MPH at (404) 756-5059, or via e-mail at unwagwu@msm.edu.