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Health Equity and Youth: Understanding the Disparities

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When:
05/02/2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Following April’s National Minority Health Month, the Center for Education Equity is hosting a webinar to provide information and resources to educators on health disparities in youth. According to the CDC, “Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations…Health disparities are inequitable and are directly related to the historical and current unequal distribution of social, political, economic, and environmental resources.” This webinar will explore the ways in which health disparities hinder youth achievement and academic outcomes and provide resources that support increasing health equity.

Register Here.

Educators will:

  • Understand why health disparities exist
  • Be able to identify health disparities in youth
  • Learn about resources that support students dealing with this complex issue

Presenters:

  • Angela Glymph-Austin, Ph.D.
    VP of Programs and Strategic Learning
    Peer Health Exchange
  • Liz Derias-Tyehimba
    Bridges to Health Senior Manager
    The Greenlining Institute
  • Maranda C. Ward, Ed.D., MPH
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Research & Leadership
    School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS)
    The George Washington University (GW)

Register Here.

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