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Todman seeks connections between health, environment

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

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 [...]

By | July 8th, 2017|mental health awareness, racial bias|0 Comments

Creating Healing Communities Webinar

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

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 [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Prejudice Can Harm Your Health

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 | June 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How race was made (seeing white, part 2)

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 | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do segregated neighborhoods raise blood pressure? NU study explores link

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 [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A check-up for your mind

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 [...]

By | May 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why your doctor should care about social justice?

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 [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|AIDS|0 Comments

How racism make us sick

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 [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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