https://u.osu.edu/breakingbias/why-implicit-bias-matters/ I recently became aware of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity - a national leader in research into how implicit biases unconsciously shape individuals' cognition, attitudes, and even behaviors. Health Equity Matters!
Lynn Todman on Community Health Needs Assessment: 5 key questions to ask to develop a strategy to improve community health. Benton Harbor, Michigan Initiative: Women's Health Council and Barber Shop Screenings. Listen to the story: Public Policies have a critical impact on people's daily lives. Listen to Lynn Todman's overview: [...]
In recent weeks, California Newsreel has released a new documentary titled “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation. It is a follow up to the documentary Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality making Us Sick? which effectively communicated the idea that health is, in large part, socially determined. The new documentary features [...]
Sorter School in Benton Harbor, Michigan where this series’ community based intervention occurred. Upon discovering that an overlay of maps revealed possible correlations between food deserts and violent crime in Chicago, Lynn Todman, PhD, began reading clinical research studies in order to better understand the relationship between diet and behavior. For several decades, scholars have [...]
Lynn Todman, PhD, first saw a connection between food and urban violence while conducting focus groups among young black men in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods. Participants told her, “Ya gotta eat,” to explain why they dealt in drugs and burglarized places in their community. But when one older gentleman said, “This food is making us crazy,” [...]