187765 Introduction

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM

Lisa Dorothy Moore, DrPH , Health Education, HHS 326, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Suzanne Christopher, PhD , Department of Health and Human Development, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Public health inequities are produced by histories of exploitation and neglect. When we ignore history, we often end up reproducing those inequities. When public health ignores its own history, it cannot develop the necessary reflectivity to be a force of change.

History is not a mandatory public health competency. However, we believe it is a necessary competency for those committed to social justice in public health. To this end, this panel will explore the teaching of history in community settings, and in undergraduate and graduate university programs.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to articulate the importance of including critical history in public health curricula.

Keywords: Teaching, History

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Instructor in public health program for 20 years
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.