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Bridges Out of Poverty - An Overview (90-min Webinar)
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Generous Justice by Tim Keller, A Study Guide
Health Disparities Resources
Why you should listen To this ted talk

Dr. David R. Williams has played a visible national leadership role in raising awareness levels about health disparities and identifying interventions to address them. The author of more than 400 scientific papers, Williams developed the Everyday Discrimination Scale, which is currently one of the most widely used measures to assess perceived discrimination in health studies. He was ranked as the world's most cited black scholar in the social sciences in 2008, and Thomson Reuters ranked him as one of the world's most influential scientific minds in 2014. 

TED Talk by Dr. David Williams

Williams is currently the Norman Professor of Public Health at Harvard's T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology at Harvard University. He holds an MPH degree from Loma Linda University and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan.

Why you should view this Video

The PBS New Hour segement highlights scientifie evidence in both medicine and socilogy that links disparities in health to racism in America. The intereviews include comments from a variety of experts from several prestigous academic institutions in the United States. Don't miss their insights. 

How COVID-19 is highlighting racial disparities in Americans’ health

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The segment from CBS news below highlights neighborhood interventions to improve community helath. Successful interventions depend on trust relationships between the community and the health care system. View this report to better understand one of the barries to addressing health disparities; don't miss the emphasis on long-term chronic stress that is also highlighted in the PBS News Hour segment above.

Building bridges to combat COVID-19 in communities of color

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This Zoom Panel presentation and discussion feature Garnet Coleman, Texas State Representative, Drs. L. Woodard MD, MPH and Ezemenari Obasi, PhD from the University of Houston College of Medcine and Education explaining the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in communities living with health disparities and their underlying causes. (Dr. Woodards portion of the presentation focuses on the social determinants of health. Dr. Obasi examines the impact of chronic stress on health and health disparities in Black Americans secondary to longstanding reacism in America.)

University of Houston - RACIAL DISPARITIES PANEL

Understanding the linkage between financial resources and health outcomes

This report details the relationship between financial resoruces and a variety of outcome including health, educational achievement and overall quality of life irrespective of race or ethnicity. The report also addresses long-term implications for the US Ecomony and Health Care System as well as suggesting changes in policy that may improve outcomes.

How Are Income and Wealth Linked to Health and Longevity?