Thursday, February 3, 2011

Black American Health: Law as a Social Determinant of Health

Join us for a Webinar on February 23

The United Nations has declared 2011 "The International Year for People of African Descent", . These series of webinars are offered in recognition of the International Year for People of African Descent.

Social determinants of health are the key factors in the health status gap between blacks and whites. Social determinants of health are the social, economic and political forces under which people live that affect their health. Social determinants include wealth/income, education, physical environment, health care, housing, employment, stress and racism/discrimination. In fact, for blacks racism is a key factor. Even when economics are controlled, blacks have poorer health. That is, middle-class blacks have poorer health than middle-class whites. In fact, middle-class whites live 10 years longer than middle-class blacks. The stress of living in a racialized discriminatory society accounts for these racial health disparities.

The law is a factor in every social determinant of health and particularly in racial discrimination. The webinar will discuss the role of laws and legal structures as a strategy for reducing health disparities.

*Racial Inequality: A Risk Factor for Health Disparities in African American Communities".
Dr. Kathy Sanders-Phillips

*Law as a Social Determinant of Health
Dr. Vernellia Randall

The Webinars are organized by Professor Vernellia R. Randall at The University of Dayton ( ).

Title: Black American Health: Law as a Social Determinant of Health

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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