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Dr. Onye Nnorom

#HASTALKS: Racism, Black Lives, and Health

Onye Nnorom, MDCM, CCFP, MPH, FRCPC, Black Health Theme Lead, MD Program, Associate Program Director, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, will discuss how racism impacts people's health, as well as promising practices for addressing systemic and inter-personal racism in healthcare.

Mar 20, 2019

#HASTALKS is a seminar series curated by The Department of Health, Aging & Society at McMaster University.

Racism, Black Lives, and Health

The social determinants of health – the social factors like education, gender, culture, and immigration and particularly, institutionalized racism – can affect health and health behaviours.  In Canada, we are very fortunate to have a universal health care system.  However, there is a hesitance in Canada to explore how racism works as a driver of health inequities.  Using the Black community as a case example, Dr. Nnorom will discuss how racism impacts people's health, as well as promising practices for addressing systemic and inter-personal racism in healthcare.  As practitioners and scholars, having that full picture in a Canadian context is crucial for being able to not only help patients with their health but also advocate their well-being.

Date:  April 3, 2019
Time:  1:00 - 2:00 PM
Location:  L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 2001

Light refreshments will be provided.

ALL are welcome to attend this FREE session!  View poster: Racism, Black Lives, and Health