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A public health approach to tackling racism and structural discrimination - from rhetoric to impact

23rd June 2023, 12:00am - 12:00am , Online event

Time: 10:30

The Faculty of Public Health is launching its new Distinguished Lecture SeriesConversations on the Future of Public Health with senior national and global leaders discussing the future of public health.

For our opening event, we are delighted to welcome Professor Camara Jones, Leverhulme Visiting Professor in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London.

Her work focuses on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on health and wellbeing around the world. Her allegories on 'race' and racism illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many people to understand or discuss: that racism exists, racism is a system, racism saps the strength of the whole society, and we can act to dismantle racism.

Professor Jones is a past president of the American Public Health Association; a commissioner on the recently launched O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination, and Global Health; an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine; and an honorary member of the Royal Society for Public Health. She taught for six years as an Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and served for fourteen years as a Medical Officer at the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Professor Jones will join the FPH President, Professor Kevin Fenton, and senior public health leaders from the four nations of the UK to discuss this critical public health issue.

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