©2017. By: Mehroz Baig; San Francisco Department of Public Health
Public health professionals have seen disparities in health outcomes along racial lines for decades. With the Black Lives Matter movement elevating the discussion on disparities to a national dialogue, we asked public health professionals how they can use that momentum to inform their work. Take a listen to public health and social justice professionals from the Bay Area talk about how different sectors such as the economy, transportation, housing, and food can work together and use the national conversation on disparities to address health outcomes.
- Jessica Brown, San Francisco Department of Public Health
- Dr. Muntu Davis, Alameda County Health Department
- Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
- Melissa Jones, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
- Krystal Robinson Justice, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
- Zachary Norris, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
- Veronica Shepard, San Francisco Department of Public Health
How do you think we can address disparities in health outcomes? Share your thoughts with us via Twitter with the hashtag #equalhealth.