Waiting List For: Achieving Health Equity:Tools for a national campaign against racism
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Dr. Jones uses allegories to talk about race and racism to illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss. She hopes through her public health campaign against racism to influence a broader conversation that will result in a National Campaign Against Racism.
Dr. Jones defines racism as “a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call race), that unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities, unfairly advantages other individuals and communities, and saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources.” She identifies three levels of racism (institutionalized, personally-mediated, and internalized) to address in society.
This presentation is open to all members of the Stanford University Community.
Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD is currently the President of the American Public Health Association, and a Senior Fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine. After earning her MD from the Stanford University School of Medicine, she trained in general preventive medicine and family medicine, and then earned her PhD in epidemiology. Her body of work focuses on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. Dr. Jones was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health from 1994 to 2000, and a Medical Officer and Research Director on Social Determinants of Health and Equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2000 to 2014.
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