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So far Lynn Todman has created 22 blog entries.

Todman seeks connections between health, environment

By | July 25th, 2017|creating healing communities, mental health awareness|

As an urban planner and researcher, Lynn Todman has spent her career digging into why people get sick, and the type of environment they need to get well. As Lakeland Health’s executive director of population health, she continues to probe into the underlying factors that impact health, particularly for those who are often neglected. Where [...]

Driving mental health awareness and acceptance in SW Michigan

By | July 8th, 2017|mental health awareness, racial bias|

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 [...]

Creating Healing Communities Webinar

By | July 8th, 2017|creating healing communities, health assessment, racial bias|

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 [...]

Let’s keep our eye on the bill

By | June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

How Prejudice Can Harm Your Health

By | June 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

How race was made (seeing white, part 2)

By | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Do segregated neighborhoods raise blood pressure? NU study explores link

By | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Where you live — even down to the specific neighborhood — might have an impact on your blood pressure, a new study led by a Northwestern University researcher suggests. The study authors looked at data from 2,280 African-Americans whose health has been tracked for decades and discovered what they called a "powerful effect": Those who [...]

A check-up for your mind

By | May 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 your doctor should care about social justice?

By | April 16th, 2017|AIDS|

In Zimbabwe in the 1980s, Mary Bassett witnessed the AIDS epidemic firsthand, and she helped set up a clinic to treat and educate local people about the deadly virus. But looking back, she regrets not sounding the alarm for the real problem: the structural inequities embedded in the world's political and economic organizations, inequities that [...]

How racism make us sick

By | April 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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