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Webinar 6 | Mobilizing Public Health to Achieve Environmental Justice

The final webinar in APHA's Advancing Racial Equity series raised awareness of the ongoing impact of environmental racism on the health and well-being of Black, Indigenous and people of color in the U.S. Presenters:

  • Addressed historic and systemic issues (e.g., redlining, toxic waste siting, zoning policies) that have disproportionally impacted communities of color, including social, economic, and health implications of these practices;
  • Discussed the importance of environmental justice initiatives to mitigate inequity and how public health professionals can address environmental racism; and
  • Presented strategies and frameworks to address environmental racism, such as health-in-all-policies, just transition, and cumulative impacts policies to curtail future health disparities.

  • Kate Robb, MSPH, Senior Program Manager, Environmental Health, APHA Center for Public Health Policy
  • Crystal Dixon, MPH, MCHES, NBC-HWC, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Education, UNC Greensboro
  • Donna Chavis, Senior Campaigner, Fossil Fuels, Friends of the Earth
  • Donele Wilkins, Founder and CEO, Green Door Initiative
  • Sacoby Wilson, PhD, MS, Associate Professor, Director, Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park
  • Michele Okoh, JD, Senior Lecturing Fellow of Law, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
Webinar Series Planners:
  • Kaye Bender, PhD, MSN
  • Georges Benjamin, MD
  • Regina Davis Moss, PhD, MPH, MCHES
  • Tia Taylor Williams, MPH, CNS
  • Kelly Hilvosky, MPH
  • Olubukolami David
  • Kate Robb, MSPH
None of the speakers, moderators or planners listed on this page have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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