4290.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

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

This is the second half of a two-part session (see #4223) 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 have made their presentations in Part I/session #4233; Dr. Jensen, Mr. Kim, and Ms. Myhand will present in this second half. 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, MLS, MPH
4:30 PMRace in a racialized world: Power and privilege in everyday life
Robert W. Jensen, PhD
4:50 PMInter-ethnic collaborations to address bias and racism
Bong Hwan Kim
5:10 PMClosing the dropout/pushout disparity: Challenging institutional bias in schools
M. Nell Myhand, BS
5:30 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