142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Counting To Make People Count For Health Equity

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Topics will include: (i) continued discussions of counting in relation to race/ethnicity, e.g., new possible revisions being considered for the 2020 US census, and (ii) counting in relation to: political boundaries (such as voting districts), institutions (such as prisons), and evacuees and refugees (as per people uprooted by Hurricane Katrina), all of which have implications for political representation and resource allocation. At issue are how these data affect and shape the reality and understanding of population distributions of health disease and well-being, in ways that can either exacerbate health inequities or promote health equity.
Session Objectives: Describe why counting for health equity is a critical issue for public health, including in relation to race/ethnicity, political boundaries, institutions (such as prisons) and refugees and evacuees. Discuss links between counting of people, political representation, and allocation of resources for addressing health inequities.
Vanessa Simonds, MS, ScD and Nancy Krieger, PhD

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Organized by: Spirit of 1848 Caucus

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

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