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ASTHO-NACCHO-Safe States Webinar #1:Broadening the Context for Injury & Violence Prevention
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This webinar kicks off the 2014-2015 ASTHO-NACCHO-Safe States Webinar Series. The theme for this series is "Exploring the Connections: Injury, Violence, Health Equity, & Social Justice". The kick-off event includes two parts -- a webinar (Nov. 7) and a virtual small group discussion (Nov. 10). This registration is for the webinar.

When: Friday, November 7
from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Contact: Safe States Alliance
(770) 690-9000

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Announcing the

ASTHO, NACCHO & Safe States Alliance
2014 - 2015 Webinar Series

The theme for this free, multi-part webinar series is






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Two-Part Kick-Off Event

Webinar & Virtual
 Small Group Discussion



Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

Celebrated physician, epidemiologist, author, speaker, and researcher will discuss the relationship between racism and population health through the lens of injuries and violence






2:00 - 3:30 PM EST

An Introduction to Health Equality & Social Justice
Prevention Institute staff Lisa Fujie Parks, MPH, will open the webinar with a brief introduction to health equity and social justice and their importance to public health practice, including injury and violence prevention. Prevention Institute encourages community health and health equity by facilitating a deeper collective understanding of how root causes—such as racism and poverty—shape community environments and norms which, in turn, influence outcomes for health, safety, and health equity. Prevention Institute’s fact sheet, Links Between Violence and Health Equity, is a helpful resource.


Broadening the Context for Injury and Violence Prevention:
A Cliff Analogy and a Gardener’s Tale

Featured speaker Dr. Camara Jones will discuss the interconnections between health interventions, the social determinants of health, health inequity, and the mechanisms by which systems of structured inequity affect populations. Through the lens of the injury and violence prevention goals outlined by Healthy People 2020, Dr. Jones will discuss how racism adversely impacts health outcomes and unfairly advantages or disadvantages specific individuals and communities. Using her celebrated article Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener's Tale as a foundation, she will offer perspectives on the relationships between race, ethnicity, social class, and health.

NOTE: The live webinar will be recorded and archived in the Safe States Alliance Training Center.





This special event is limited to only 40 participants, and is designed to generate a dynamic and thought-provoking conversation!


Monday, November 10, 2014

2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

Dr. Camara Jones will facilitate a small group discussion to allow for a “deeper dive” into the issues surrounding injuries, violence, racism, and inequity. This conversation will explore how the principles described in Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener's Tale apply to the field of injury and violence prevention. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, discuss insights, and share their experiences.


NOTE: Registration* for this event is ONLY open to those who register for the November 7th webinar.


* A separate registration link for the small group discussion will be sent in a separate email to those who indicate an interest in participating. (See the question about participation on the registration page for Webinar #1). Due to the format, participation is limited to the first 40 registrants. As a courtesy, do not register for the small group discussion unless you are certain you can attend. Please be sure to read the article in advance. The small group discussion will not be recorded or archived.





Dr. Camara Jones

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work on "race"-associated differences in health outcomes goes beyond documenting those differences to vigorously investigating the structural causes of the differences. As a teacher, her allegories on "race" and racism illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss. Her awards include the: 2011 John Snow Award from the American Public Health Association and the Royal Society for Public Health; 2009 Hildrus A. Poindexter Award from the Black Caucus of Health Workers; and inaugural 2003 David Satcher Award from the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education. Dr. Jones was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health from 1994 to 2000 before being recruited to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Medical Officer in 2000. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, an Adjunct Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine.


Lisa Fujie Parks, MPH
Lisa works to promote community environments that support health, safety and equity, with a focus on multi-sector strategies to promotecommunity resilience and prevent injury and trauma. She provides leadership on Prevention Institute’s health equity projects andtraining and consultation services to national, state, and local coalitions, government agencies and foundations. Lisa is experienced in strategy development, policy development, policy advocacy, program design, and program evaluation. She has designed, implemented, and evaluated local and state-level prevention initiatives employing policy, communications, and coalition-building strategies, and provided leadership in national primary prevention initiatives and capacity building efforts. Lisa has a BA in International Studies and a Masters in Public Health.






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