Workshop Explores How Equity Affects Health and Well-Being
August 14, 2012
The community is invited to three different leadership challenge sessions led by Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD and research director on social determinants of health and equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on September 17 and 18. These sessions will discuss the root causes of equity and explore how systems and structures influence health and well-being in communities. "When the Bough Breaks," a segment from the Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? video series, will also be viewed and discussed.
Dr. Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. Her work on race associated differences in health outcomes goes beyond documenting differences to vigorously investigating the structural causes of those differences.
There are three sessions available. There is no cost to attend, but please register online as seating is limited.
- Monday, September 17: 1 to 4:30 p.m., (Board Auditorium, Government Center, Fairfax)
- Monday, September 17: 6:30 to 9 p.m., (Auditorium, Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria)
- Tuesday, September 18, 9 am to 12:30 p.m., (Board Auditorium, Government Center, Fairfax)
The sessions are sponsored by the Fairfax County Disproportionality and Disparity Prevention and Elimination Team (DDPET), a group of human services and school staff, public safety personnel and other professionals committed to promoting equity and better life opportunities for all.