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Public Health Grand Rounds: Discrimination, Race and Health

Helen Wood Hall Auditorium 1W304 School of Nursing
Friday, February 15, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Amina Alio, assistant professor, Public Health Sciences. "Discrimination, Race and Health: An Expose of the Social Climate in Rochester, New York."

Cosponsored by the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Center for Community Health. The Centers for Disease Control has identified discrimination as an important social determinant of health and a possible factor influencing persisting health disparities in the United States. The rising racial disparities in many health conditions in the greater Rochester area, coupled with the historical roots of discrimination, give credence to the importance of re-examining our social climate. This Grand Rounds session will shed light on current racial discrimination in Rochester, focusing on reports of lifetime major events and everyday experiences with discrimination due to race, response to discriminatory events, and the burden on the lives of African-Americans in our community.

ASL interpreters or other accomodations are available upon request. Contact Tracie Norman with request or questions.