4223.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Part I: Understanding and addressing bias and its impacts on health disparities: From everyday affronts to institutional racism and hate crimes

This is the first half of a two-part session intended to provide insights and promote understanding into the nature and extent of, underlying causes of, and strategies for addressing bias, racism, and hate crimes in our society. Presentations are expected to cover issues ranging from the personal, day-to-day expressions of bias, prejudice, and racism--often, largely unconscious--as well as their institutional manifestations. The effects and impacts of such forms of bias on individuals, institutions, and disparities in the health care/public health, legal/criminal justice, media, and other disciplinary arenas and sectors will be explored, and, most importantly, selected successful strategies for preventing and addressing bias and its impacts will be presented. While individual presentations will emphasize either nature/extent, causal factors, or successful interventions, all panelists will lend their perspectives on structural issues, including economic underpinnings, applicability to groups defined other than by race/ethnicity (e.g., religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc.), and strategies/solutions for addressing bias and its root causes. (Dr. Geiger, Dr. Randall, & Dr. Vanderwerff will make their presentations in Part I; Dr. Jensen, Mr. Kim, and Ms. Myhand will present in Part II. A moderated discussion will follow each set of presentations.)
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Panelist(s):H. Jack Geiger, MD, ScD
Vernellia Ruth Randall, RN, MSN, JD
Whitney G. Vanderwerff, PhD
Robert Jensen, PhD
Bong Hwan Kim
M. Nell Myhand, BS
Moderator(s):Larry Cohen
Organizer(s):Valerie A. Welsh
Karyn Pomerantz
2:30 PMRacism in health care: Symptom of a larger sickness
H. Jack Geiger, MD, ScD
2:50 PMWhat do the health care system and criminal justice system have in common?: The law and institutional racism
Vernellia Ruth Randall, RN, MSN, JD
3:10 PMThe media culture and its role in promoting bias, intolerance, and violence
Whitney G. Vanderwerff, PhD
3:40 PMPanel Discussion
Sponsor:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Cosponsors:Black Caucus of Health Workers; Environment; HIV/AIDS SPIG; Health Administration; Latino Caucus; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers; Medical Care; Social Work; Socialist Caucus; Spirit of 1848 Caucus; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA