Racism: The Ultimate Underlying Condition – Webinar

Crossposted from the American Public Health Association

Join APHA for the first webinar in the Advancing Racial Equity series providing an in-depth look at racism as a driving force for the social determinants of health and equity.

Webinar # 1 Racism: The Ultimate Underlying Condition

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

2 – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Register Now!

The kick-off webinar of the Advancing Racial Equity series will examine racism and its historic and present day impact on health and well-being. Presenters will:

  • identify the multiple levels on which racism operates;
  • describe the physiological impacts of racism and discrimination on health; and
  • explore the principles for and barriers to achieving health equity.

Welcome: APHA President-Elect José Ramón Fernández-Peña, MD, MPA (Director of Health Professions Advising at Northwestern University)


  • APHA Past President Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD (2019-2020 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University)
  • Amani Allen, PhD, MPH (Executive Associate Dean, UC Berkeley School of Public Health)

Moderator: Tia Taylor Williams (Director, APHA Center for Public Health Policy and Center for School Health and Education)

The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience.

Participants are encouraged to view webinars from the 2015 series, The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation in advance.

Check out other APHA racism and health resources, including our popular book, Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional.

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