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Racism -- A Public Health Crisis

Cardinal Conversations: Racism as a Public Health Issue

SPHIS Dean Craig Blakely moderated a discussion on racism as a public health issue. Monica Wendel, DrPH, MA, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences (HPBS), Co-Director, Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky, and Trinidad Jackson, MS, MPH, Senior Research Associate, Office of Public Health Practice, participated in this discussion. Jackson is also an a HPBS doctoral student. Click to view a recording of the event.  

Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Emergency

Dr. Monica Wendel explains how the disproportionate impact of COVID-19, along with widespread protests for racial justice, is forcing a long overdue reckoning with the history of our country in general and Louisville specifically, and how that history has shaped the systems, policies, practices, collective narratives, and behaviors we exist with today Read more.

Jason Deakings

SPHIS Doctoral Student Shares Frontline Experiences

Jason Deakings, doctoral student in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, evaluates anti-racism efforts through a public health lens and shares the changes he would like to see come about as a result of this movement. Read more.

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