3135.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Widening Disparities in Health and Wealth: The Impact of Structural Violence on Some of Us More Than Others Part 1

Longstanding inequities in health between and within countries have increased within the contemporary context of globalization. The gap between the rich and poor is growing at a historically unprecedented rate. Global force including economic transformation, political realignment, environmental changes, and escalation of warfare/violence has consequences for the everyday circumstances of peoples lives and health in every part of the global. This two-part session will address changes in structural aspects of societies, --local and global, domestic and international-- and their consequences on health. At the conclusion of this session, the attendee will be able to answer the following questions. 1. What is "structural violence"? 2. How does the structure of a society determine health outcomes for its members? 3. How do social realities such as quality and availability of hoursing, education, employment determine a person's access to medical services? 4. Is a person's annual income, level of education or access to medical services a predictor of subsequent morbidity and mortality?
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Joy Marshall, MA, MD
2:30 PMJonathan Mann Memorial Lecture - Introduction of Robert Coles, MD
Victor W. Sidel, MD
2:45 PMTBA
Robert Coles, MD
3:00 PMDiscussant
Greg Pappas, MD, PhD
3:15 PMInfections and Inequalities: How Structural Violence Fosters Epidemics
Farmer Paul, MD,, PhD
Sponsor:Peace Caucus
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Environment; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Social Work; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA