22nd National Health Equity Research Webcast: Political Power, Policy, and Health Equity
June 7, 2016
Registration is now open for the 22nd National Health Equity
Research Webcast! Registration is free. You may register for individual or
group participation, either as part of our live studio audience on the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, or remotely via the web
In its 22nd year, the National Health Equity Research Webcast, hosted by the Gillings School of Global Public Health in partnership with campus units will focus on political power, policy and health equity.
Speakers will discuss importance of policy for advancing health equity, importance of political power for policy development & implementation, and factors that influence distribution of political power such as: public relations, media and lobbying, partisan voter redistricting, voter disqualification, accessibility of polling times & places, handling of absentee and provisional ballots; and vote counting irregularities.
PHA summer webinar series about racism's impact on
health and disparities.
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. (more)
WFBMC UMMC Collaboration
A new collaboration between two programs dedicated to
eliminating health disparities, both named for female black civil rights
leaders, isn’t your traditional agreement.
“So many groups work in silos,” said Dr. Bettina Beech, University
of Mississippi Medical Center associate vice chancellor of rural health and
health disparities and professor of family medicine and pediatrics.
She says that won’t be the case in a budding research
relationship between UMMC’s Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination
of Health Disparities and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Maya Angelou
Center for Health Equity in Winston-Salem, N.C. The two entities have recently
signed what’s called a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, that details their
plans to together perform health disparities research across multiple