The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Gillings School of Global Public Health (link)

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18th National Health Equity Research Webcast
(formerly the Annual Summer Public Health Research
Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health)


Focusing on Children's Health: Community Approaches to Addressing Health Disparities: Workshop Summary Authors: Theresa M. Wizemann and Karen M. Anderson, Rapporteurs; Roundtable on Health Disparities; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council (Link)

For the Public's Health: Investing in a Healthier Future, Institute of Medicine, April 2012 (Link) "The poor performance of the United States in life expectancy and other major health outcomes, as compared with its global peers reflects what the nation prioritizes in its health investments. It spends extravagantly on clinical care but meagerly on other types of population-based actions that influence health more profoundly than medical services. The health system's failure to develop and deliver effective preventive strategies continues to take a growing toll on the economy and society."

Unnatural Causes ... Is inequality making us sick?, California Newsreel, 2008 (Link Case study: Diabetes - Finding hope for the future by reclaiming the past
Episode 4 - Bad Sugar

Discussion guide for episode 4

Webinar: What Shapes Health? Moderator David Williams, Ph.D., professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard University, led the panel of additional experts on the social determinants of health, including Paula Braveman, M.D., M.P.H., and Susan Egerter, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco and Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.
The panel provided insights on how, despite an abundance of information about healthy lifestyles and the most advanced medical care in the world, millions of Americans experience needlessly poor health and don't practice healthy behaviors. For many, the path to a healthy or unhealthy life is influenced by factors largely beyond their control, like the neighborhoods they grew up in, their parents' income and level of education, and the stress they've experienced in their daily lives. The costs of poor health are borne not only by individuals but by their families and, ultimately, by all Americans. (Link)


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