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OPHA Public Policy Institute Series #1 – Racism as a Public Health Crisis

June 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Live Webinar

June 17, 2020, 10 AM – 11 PM CT


The Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA) Public Policy Institute two-part series will explore the many ways that institutional racism has diminished life and health outcomes for communities of color. Increased infant and maternal mortality rates; escalating incidence of heart disease, diabetes and stroke; proximity to environmental pollutants; low wage employment opportunities; substandard schools; and a disproportionate share of the incarcerated population are just some of the challenges a person of color must contend with while striving to be successful.


Public health professionals in governmental agencies, as well as public health and health practitioners in all settings, including nurses, health educators, managers, policy developers and/or advocates, etc.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the role racism plays in determining health outcomes in communities of color
  • Identify the ways in which state and local legislation impact health and equity issues
  • Discuss how public policy work can build lasting coalitions that provide knowledge and skills across differing racial, cultural, and ethnic communities
  • Describe successful efforts for integrating health and equity considerations into public policy decision-making

Enroll here.


Kierra S. Barnett, PhD, MPH, Racial and Health Equity Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University

Annie Ross-Womack, Executive Director, Ohio Sickle Cell and Health Association

Theresa Seagraves, MPA, BS, Assistant Health Commissioner and Director of the Division of Health Systems and Planning at Franklin County Public Health

Rep. Erica Crawley, JD, MPA, Ohio House of Representatives

Moderator – Robert Jennings, BS, National Public Health Information Coalition

Continuing Education Credit

Participation in the course is free. CNE is free.

*NOTE: If you’re seeking CHES credits and a CHES certificate, you will need to wait for instructions from the Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA).

  • 1.0 Nursing Contact Hours (no expiration for live webinar)
  • Certificate of Completion

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Technical Information

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties, please try a different browser (i.e., Chrome, Firefox, Safari). Internet Explorer will not work with our learning management system.

This webinar will use Zoom. For support information, visit http://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/201137166

Contact us at rvphtc@umich.edu with questions.


June 17, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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