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eHealth Equity Alert System Promoted at Alverno College

eHealth Equity Alert System promoted at Alverno College

Clarene Mitchell was invited to present on the Health Equity and Partnership’s eHealth Equity Alert System, April 17, 2012, at Alverno College. Clarene presented to a group of faculty and staff; the group meets monthly to discuss the impact of racism in our society and develop personal and institutional solutions.

The facilitators of this group were classmates of Clarene in the Fall 2011 cohort of the YWCA’s Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action course. The facilitators bean the group as an institutional action step after they completed the course. In addition to providing an overview on the rationale and reach of the eHealth Equity Alert System, Clarene showed a video of Dr. Camara Jones, Director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regarding her Gardener’s Tale theory. This theory provides a theoretic framework to understanding the three levels of racism and its influence on health. Additional resource information on health disparities was provided.

PHOTO: The presentation to a group at Alverno College about the eHealth Equity Alert System and the connection between racism and health.

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