2012 MLK Health Sciences Program: Building Stronger Communities for Better Health: The Geography of Equity and Human Rights
January 16, 2012 11:45 am
Location: Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center, U-M Medical Center
Speaker: Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D., Vice-president & Director, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Many racial and ethnic minority groups continue to face poorer health relative to national averages from birth to death. The root cause of these inequities, many public health scholar argue, can be found in patterns of residential segregation and the inequitable distribution of health risks and resources across communities. This talk will explore these patterns and argue for a more robust approach to place-based investments, as well as housing mobility, to promote the right to good health for all. In many respects the effort to build a health equity movement mirrors the efforts of Dr. King to build a racial and economic justice movement.
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Sponsored by the University of Michigan Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, the College of Pharmacy, and the Hospitals and Health Centers