Upcoming Training

Join the Region 2 Public Health Training Center for their September Log-in2Learn live webinar. Participants will learn about public health perspective on dismantling systemic racism and the role of health departments from Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, MPH, Erinn Bacchus, MPH, and Craig Willingham, MPH, from the City University of New York Urban Food Policy Institute.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain why state and local health departments have the opportunity, mandate, capacity and imperative to take action to dismantle elements of systemic racism that harm health
  2. Give examples of specific actions health departments can take to interrupt pathways by which racially disparate access to healthy food, criminal justice policies, and educational policies contribute to the health burdens of Black, Latinx, indigenous, and other populations of color.
  3. Identify one or more ways that they can take action now within their institution to strengthen its actions design to dismantle systemic racism.

Recommended Reading:

  1. Williams DR, Cooper LA. Reducing racial inequities in health: Using what we already know to take action. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2019;16(4):606. https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/4/606
  2. Freudenberg N, Franzosa E, Chisholm J, Libman K. New approaches for moving upstream: how state and local health departments can transform practice to reduce health inequalities. Health Education & Behavior. 2015; 42(1_suppl):46S-56S. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1090198114568304

Register at https://tinyurl.com/Sept2020-L2L before September 1st to participate.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center