3210.0 APHA Past President Session - Every Child Has a Right to Play: Public Health, the Urban Park Movement and Translating Social Science Research Into Systemic Social Change

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
Achieving health equity poses challenges on many fronts. Policies and practices persist that deny to communities of color and low income communities equal access to basic resources that promote health. Assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy requires that public health professionals understand how civil rights strategies can support efforts to reverse these policies and practices. This session will examine how access to parks and school fields can restrict healthy opportunities for youth and contribute to obesity and other unhealthy behaviors. It will discuss how successful civil rights legal and organizing strategies are being used in Los Angeles and Southern California.
Session Objectives: Describe health inequities in areas that are low-income and of color in Southern California. Analyze how focused areas of research can be used to build a social justice movement for public health. Discuss how civil rights strategies can be used as an effective tool to achieve health equity.

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CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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