142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Recent Research on Racism and Health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

David R. Williams, PhD, MPH , Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, African and African American Studies, and Sociology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Research continues to document racial inequities in health even after adjustment for income and education.  Growing evidence indicates that racism matters for health through institutional policies and procedures (.e.g segregation) and through interpersonal experiences of discrimination.  Recent research documents the persistence of racism's pernicious effects on health and the availability of effective interventions to reduce racism and its pathogenic effects.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture

Learning Objectives:
Identify two mechanisms by which racism adversely affects health. Describe one structural (upstream) intervention and one psychological (downstream) intervention that can reduce the negative effects of racism on health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: For over two decades, I have developed a strong record of theoretical analysis and empirical research on the ways in which psychosocial factors, including racism can affect health and health inequities. I have authored over 300 papers on these topics.
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.