Diversity Health Series: Focusing Upstream: Race, Class, and the Enduring Struggle for Health Equity

Speaker: John Packham, PhD

Dr. Packham’s presentation examines racial disparities in health status in the U.S., as well as strategies to reduce and eliminate health inequities. Particular attention is devoted to the roles that the racial wealth gap and intergenerational transmission of wealth play in understanding racial disparities in health. The discussion concludes with an assessment of the moral determinants of health and recent calls for a morally guided campaign for better health.

Approved for 1.0 AMA and Ethics CME credits

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the difference between health disparities and health inequities.
  • Assess and differentiate the influence of race and class in understanding health disparities in the U.S.
  • Recognize the distinction between upstream and downstream determinants of health and the implications of this distinction for public policy and other interventions to reduce health disparities

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity  for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions, please contact Jennifer E. Dougherty, Ed.D. at jenniferdougherty@med.unr.edu

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Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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