Health Equity: The Urgency of Removing Barriers, 9/24
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This session, the fourth in the Health Equity: The Urgency of Now series, continues the conversation with Dr. Camara Jones in June where she defined the various levels of racism and how racism and institutional bias impede health equity. During this session, Dr. Jones will discuss the barriers to achieving health equity and ways to overcome them.
See the flyer below for more information about the event, and click here to watch a TEDxEmory talk Dr. Camara Jones gave on Allegories of Race and Racism in 2014!
- Date: September 24th
- Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM EST
- Click here to register!
About the Speakers
Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
- Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. She is a Past President of the American Public Health Association and was the 2019-2020 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She has taught at the Harvard School of Public Health, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Rollins School of Public Health and served as a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her allegories on “race” and racism illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss. Recognizing that racism saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources, she aims to mobilize and engage all Americans in a National Campaign Against Racism.
Brittany Evans, MHA
- Brittany Prince Evans received a BS from the University of South Carolina in Public Health and a Master of Health Administration from Clayton State University. Brittany is currently enrolled at Georgia Southern University pursing a Doctorate in Public Health. Brittany is the Assistant Director at Emory University Urban Health Initiative and an Engagement Manager for Georgia Memory Net. She is the CEO and Founder of a non-profit, WellStart Initiatives. She also serves as the Vice President of DeKalb’s Men’s Health Task Force and Chapter Operations Director of Healthcare Businesswomen Association of Atlanta. Brittany is a certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer. Her hobbies include hiking and reading. Her life’s motto is “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”