190116 Unnatural Causes: Including an equality agenda in national policy debates

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 3:15 PM

Larry Adelman , California Newsreel, San Francisco, CA
The widely screened documentary, Unnatural Causes, explores the root causes of our socio-economic and racial inequities in health. This presentation draws on lessons learned through the dissemination of the series to evaluate progress towards reframing our national debate over health to include the social determinants of health equity. It will explore the challenges of messaging and movement building in light of obstacles and resistances to a health equity framework among the public, the media, and policy makers.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to address: The main themes of the Unnatural Causes documentary; efforts to incorporate these themes into public debate and policy-making; prospects and barriers to promoting a health equity agenda.

Keywords: Equal Access, Politics

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have produced a widely screened documentary on this subject
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.