Documentary and discussion: Place Matters—How Neighborhoods Affect Health
Video: Place Matters—How Neighborhoods Affect Health
Friday, Dec. 11, 11:30am–12:30pm
Rotary Room, first floor,
No registration necessary
UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? is an award-winning documentary series that educates viewers about socioeconomic and racial inequities in health and searches for their often surprising causes. This series crisscrosses the country, investigating startling new findings that suggest there is much more to our health than bad habits, healthcare or unlucky genes.
In this session, we’ll view and discuss Place Matters—How Neighborhoods Affect Health. Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health? Segregation and lack of access to jobs, fresh foods, safe parks, and affordable quality housing have been harmful to long-time residents of low-income areas. Community members, local government, and developers took a radical approach to revitalizing a neighborhood using federal funding to rebuild a mixed-income community with health as its focus in such a neighborhood in Seattle.
Bring your lunch to watch this engaging half-hour video and join the following discussion.
Sponsored by the Cultural Diversity and Workplace Advocacy Nursing Initiative. Questions? Contact CDI@AAHS.org
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