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Center for Health Equity to Kick Off Second Annual Speakers Series

Tuesday September 16, 2008

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 16, 2008) The Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department’s Center for Health Equity will kick off its 2008-2009 speakers series CLOSING THE WIDENING GAP:
SOCIAL JUSTICE & PUBLIC HEALTH with a talk by Dr. Thomas LaVeist PhD., Why African Americans Live Sicker and Die Younger. The lecture will be held Tuesday September 23 at the Muhammad Ali Center located at 144 N. 6th Street. A reception with light refreshments will be held at 5:00 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. Interactive discussion and audience participation will follow the lecture.

Dr. Thomas LaVeist is the Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. He has written numerous books as well as articles in scientific public health and medical journals. His latest book, Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Health Disparities in the United States was released in 2005. Another volume, Race, Ethnicity and Health: A Public Health Reader was published in fall 2002.  He is also the author of the DayStar Guide for Colleges for African American Students, and co-author of Eight Steps to Help Black Families Pay for College. (www.laveist.com)

All lectures in the CLOSING THE WIDENING GAP: SOCIAL JUSTICE & PUBLIC HEALTH lecture series are free and open to the public. The series will highlight the social and economic conditions leading to health disparities among communities of color and lower socio-economic groups in America.
 
Dates, times, and locations are as follows:

September 23, 2008  5:30 p.m.

Dr. Thomas LaVeist PhD.  Director, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Why African Americans Live Sicker and Die Younger
Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. 6th Street

November 18, 2008  5:30 p.m.

Ricky Jones, Ph.D Director, Center for the Study of Crime and Justice in Black Communities
Beyond Obama: Reflections on Race, Health & Equity after Election 2008
Metro United Way, 334 E. Broadway

January 13, 2009  5:30 p.m.

Hank Herrera, M.D. Project Manager, HOPE Collaborative
Building Food Justice
Metro United Way, 334 E. Broadway

February 24, 2009  5:30 p.m.

Camara Jones M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.  Research Director on Social Determinants, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Social Determinants of Health vs. Social Determinants of Equity
Metro United Way, 334 E. Broadway

April 7, 2009  5:30 p.m.

Makani Themba-Nixon, Executive Director, The Praxis Project
Tackling the Root Causes of Health Inequities: Practical Ways You Can
Make a Difference
Metro United Way, 334 E. Broadway

May 12, 2009  5:30 p.m.

Stephen Thomas, Ph.D.  Director, Center for Minority Health, University of Pittsburg
Poverty and the Elimination of Urban Health Disparities: Challenge and Opportunity
Metro United Way, 334 E. Broadway