Online Program

APHA President-elect Session: APHA’s Role in a National Campaign Against Racism

Monday, November 2, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
APHA will join with other national organizations within and outside the health sector to launch a National Campaign Against Racism, starting today. Racism is a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call “race”), that unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities, unfairly advantages other individuals and communities, and saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources. This session will invite, inspire, and equip APHA components, affiliates, and individual members to join in a national effort to name racism, ask “How is racism operating here?”, and organize and strategize to act.
Session Objectives: Define racism as a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on “race”. Discuss the relationship of the United States government to the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination. Describe the proposed contributions of APHA Sections and APHA Affiliates to a National Campaign Against Racism.
Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

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CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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