Racism As A Public Health Crisis Webinar Series

The OPHA Public Policy Institute is hosting a two-part webinar series on Racism as a Public Health Crisis. The webinars on June 17 and June 30 will explore the many ways that institutional racism has diminished life and health outcomes for communities of color.

Increased infant and maternal mortality rates; escalating incidence of heart disease, diabetes and stroke; proximity to environmental pollutants; low wage employment opportunities; substandard schools; and a disproportionate share of the incarcerated population are just some of the challenges a person of color must contend with while striving to be successful.

OPHA is announcing this after more than a week of pain and agony suffered by families who share the experience with George Floyd’s family. We honor and respect the life and death of George Floyd. Too much is being said right now about how we should feel and act and respond. Our commitment and our work is to find answers. We hope that this offering will provide safe space and energy to help with the healing we need and the learning so important to inform our next actions.

Register HERE for June 17, 2020 – 11 AM – 12 PM Eastern 
Registration coming soon: June 30, 2020 – 11 AM  12 PM Eastern

Public health professionals in governmental agencies, as well as public health and health practitioners in all settings, including nurses, health educators, managers, policy developers and/or advocates, etc.

Learning Objectives
Recognize the role racism plays in determining health outcomes in communities of color. Identify the ways in which state and local legislation impact health and equity issues, Discuss how public policy work can build lasting coalitions that provide knowledge and skills across differing racial, cultural, and ethnic communities. Describe successful efforts for integrating health and equity considerations into public policy decision-making.

Kierra S. Barnett, PhD, MPH
, Racial and Health Equity Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University
Annie Ross-Womack, Executive Director, Ohio Sickle Cell and Health Association
Theresa Seagraves, MPA, BS, Assistant Health Commissioner and Director of the Division of Health Systems and Planning at Franklin County Public Health
Rep. Erica Crawley, JD, MPA, Ohio House of Representatives

Moderator – Robert Jennings, BS, National Public Health Information Coalition

Continuing Education Credit
Participation in the course is free. CNE is free.
*NOTE: If you’re seeking CHES credits and a CHES certificate, you will need to wait for instructions from the Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA).
1.0 Nursing Contact Hours (no expiration for live webinar)Certificate of Completion.
The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.