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Racism Is A Public Health Crisis: Impacts on Health, Healthcare Access, and Quality of Care
Join us for a 2-part series examining how racism impacts all levels of health and safety for communities of color.

Moderated By:
Rick Jackson, ideastream, WCPN/NPR, WVIZ/PBS
Marlene Harris-Taylor, ideastream, WCPN/NPR, WVIZ/PBS

PART 1
Meet the state, county, and city leaders who forcefully name racism as a public health crisis. Hear why they prioritize the health and safety of communities of color, and how they engage entire communities to dismantle the systems, infrastructures, and belief systems that perpetuate systemic racism. Learn about the impact their leadership is having on Northeast Ohio and what lies ahead.

Opening Remarks: Ohio House Minority Leader, State Representative Emilia Strong Sykes

FEATURING:
Ohio House Minority Leader, State Representative Emilia Strong Sykes
Cuyahoga County Council Representative Shontel Brown
Akron City Council President Margo Sommerville
Kathleen Clyde, former Portage County Commissioner

PART 2
Meet the frontline healthcare providers, program directors, researchers, and public policy experts combating health disparities and inequities. The panel will address chronic health issues such as diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, poor women's health, infant mortality -- and explain the barriers and obstacles to quality healthcare. Learn how their clinical and community approaches are mitigating and preventing racialized health disparities for children, adults, and seniors.

FEATURING:
Dr. Frederick Harris, Health Co-Chair, Ohio NAACP, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Ronald Hickman, Jr., Assoc. Dean for Res., Assoc. Prof., Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Iris E. Harvey, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
Yvonka Marie Hall, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition
David Maywhoor, Executive Director, Ohio Public Health Association
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