On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, the Women’s Health Council of Benton Harbor, Michigan, facilitated a panel discussion to open up a dialogue about the importance and value of destigmatizing mental illness. The Women’s Health Council of Benton Harbor (WHC) was formed in early 2016 to assist with the Implementation Strategy of Lakeland Health’s 2016-2019 Community [...]
On June 28th the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted a webinar on "Creating Healing Communities." Lynn Todman, Ph.D., M.P.C. and Collaborative member Elena Quintana, Ph.D. discussed the link between the social determinants of health, wide spread trauma and emotional unrest, and inequality in Southwest Michigan. The conversation underscored the need for basic education on [...]
Guest Blogger Jill O’Mahony Stewart weighs in: Recent events from the ridiculous to the terrifying have pushed the repeal and replacement of “Obamacare” off the front page. But this life-and-death issue will not go away. As other distracting developments play out, 13 senators on the Senate health care committee are quietly crafting their own bill [...]
Research suggests that discrimination is internalized over a lifetime, and takes a toll on people’s well-being. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/08/upshot/how-prejudice-can-harm-your-health.html?mwrsm= Dr. James McCune Smith, physician and abolitionist. Credit The New York Public Library
by John Biewen When producer John Biewen was in high school in the late 1970s, he learned from his textbooks that people could be divided into three distinct races — mongoloid, caucasoid and negroid. Decades later he wondered when and how this now debunked theory of race took hold. In this episode, John looks at [...]
By KATE GENELLIE - The Herald-Palladium | 0 comments If your doctor asked you about your health, what would you say? Perhaps you would mention your aching knees, or that strange new twinge in your back. But what if there was stress at work that was keeping you up at night? If you had feelings of anxiety [...]
Why does race matter so profoundly for health? David R. Williams developed a scale to measure the impact of discrimination on well-being, going beyond traditional measures like income and education to reveal how factors like implicit bias, residential segregation and negative stereotypes create and sustain inequality. In this eye-opening talk, Williams presents evidence for how [...]
Racism is making people sick — especially black women and babies, says Miriam Zoila Pérez. The doula turned journalist explores the relationship between race, class and illness and tells us about a radically compassionate prenatal care program that can buffer pregnant women from the stress that people of color face every day.