Webinar # 1 | Naming and Addressing Racism: A Primer
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, and Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
This kick-off webinar featuring APHA’s executive director, president and president-elect looked at some of the nation’s leading health inequities. APHA President Shiriki Kumanyika discussed how racism is one of the most challenging tools of social stratification we face when trying to improve the health of the public. She also reflected on the evidence and research needs related to how racism limits our ability to make America the healthiest nation. APHA President-Elect Camara Jones will told the Gardener’s Tale and presented a framework for understanding racism on three levels. This framework is useful for understanding the basis for race-associated differences in health, designing effective interventions to eliminate those differences and engaging in a national conversation.