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Tuesday, March 15 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism

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APHA President Camara Jones will present a framework for understanding racism on three levels: institutionalized, personally mediated, and internalized. This framework is useful for understanding the basis for race-associated differences in health, as well as designing effective interventions to eliminate those differences and engaging in a national conversation. This session will review the relationship between the 3 levels of racism and may guide our thinking about how to intervene to mitigate the impacts of racism on health. 

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Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine; President, American Public Health Association, Morehouse School of Medicine/APHA
I have a BHS in Respiratory Therapy from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an MPH in epidemiology from Saint Louis University.  Most of my work up until this time has been clinically oriented; I worked for four years in a large medical center as a respiratory therapist.  My main interests involve respiratory disease and infectious disease.  I love traveling, shopping, reading, and jogging.

Tuesday March 15, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
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