HELEN News

September 2021

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SummaryFramed using the political determinants of health perspective, this manuscript will focus on the historical, contemporary, and future impacts of climate change applying an intersectional lens of health equity, advocacy, and solution-based actions for marginalized communities, domestically and globally.Current works highlight the deleterious impacts due to the climate crisis in under-resourced black, indigenous, and people of color communities. However, this book will advance the conversation of climate change effects on disproportionately impacted groups such as racial and ethnically diverse groups, religious groups, rural, immigrant and migrant populations, gender and sexual minorities, select age groups (e.g. children and...

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THE GARTH N. GRAHAM DISTINGUISHED LECTURESHIP  October 8. 2021 Noon - 1:30PM EST   You're invited to the inaugural Garth N. Graham Distinguished Lectureship! This event will be moderated by our Executive Director, Daniel E. Dawes, JD. We will be kicking it off with "Welcome Remarks" from our sponsors, a Ted-Talk style presentation from Dr. David R. Williams discussing his scientific work and studies in the complex ways socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism, health behavior and religious involvement can affect health. We will close the program with Garth’s Table Talk an interview led by...

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Register for the Event Don’t miss the “Unequal Cities: Structural Racism and the Death Gap in America’s Largest Cities” book release event taking place September 29th at 6 pm (CST) via Zoom! Co-editors Maureen Benjamins, PhD, a Senior Research Fellow at the Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI), and Fernando De Maio, PhD of the American Medical Association and DePaul University, will host this virtual celebration to share and discuss their research on the racial death gap in the 30 largest US cities. The event will feature a panel discussion of key stakeholders talking about...

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Please SIGN ON and help us share this sign-on letter FAR AND WIDE before the deadline, this Friday (9/17) at 10am ET/9am CT/8am MT/7am PT. This letter will go to senators asking that they support the House Energy and Commerce Committee policy to provide a permanent & comprehensive fix to America’s coverage gap. This gap is currently leaving over 2 million uninsured Americans living under the poverty line, predominantly from communities of color, without any access to healthcare coverage. Because this is the only health care policy in the Build Back Better...

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KENNEDY-SATCHER INAUGURAL SYMPOSIUM September 28 & September 29, 2021 11am - 2pm The Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute is excited to introduce "Mental Health Equity is Health Equity" a 2-day symposium.  We invite our community partners and supporters to join us on September 28, 2021 and September 29, 2021 from 11am - 2pm EST. This event will touch on important topics in the Mental Health Equity movement such as Policy & Data, Clinical Services, Cultural Humility & Sensitivity, and Uplifting Invisible Voices.     AGENDA SIGN UP FOR THE SYMPOSIUM NOW