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 Social Justice in Public Health Seminar

 

About the Seminar


 

In collaboration with the College of Medicine, the Public Health Program offers an exciting new 1- unit seminar course - PH 631 Social Justice in Public Health. The seminar series started in Fall 2015. The speaker series is an innovative elective course designed for students in public health, medicine, pharmacy and education.
This course provides an introduction to topics of public health and social justice through a speaker series and viewing segments of relevant documentaries and discussions of social determinants of health. This lecture series is open to all TUC students, faculty and staff.  TUC community partners are also welcome to attend.  Students who are taking this course for credit should refer to the course syllabus and Blackboard for instructions on course assignments.
  • All TUC students may take this course for credit or may attend any session of interest.

  • Members of the community are welcome to participate in any or all of the sessions for free.

Pre-registration per lecture is required
Touro students - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5PRLGHM
Community members - email publichealth@tu.edu


 Fall 2016 Seminar Series Details


 

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to topics of public health and social justice through  a speaker series and viewing segments of relevant documentaries and discussion of social determinants of health. 

 

Schedule for 2016-2017 Social Justice Series Seminar

 

Session 1:  September 1

Wealth as a Determinant of Health
Speaker: Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH


 

Session 2:  September 15
                    Place Matters:  The Built Environment and Health

 


 

Session 3:  September 29
                                 Food Security and health

Speaker: Melissa Cannon, MPH


 

Session 4:  October 13
                   Incarceration, Re-Entry & Restorative Justice

Speaker: RJOY speaker panel  


 

Session 5: October 27          
                    Sentencing Laws & Low Income Communities

Speaker: Ignacio Hernandez, JD


 

Session 6: November 10                              Housing instability and homelessness

Speakers: Alexandra Desautels;  Richard Le Mieux; Tram Nguyen


 

  • 1-unit elective :
  •  Students must attend all sessions 5 of the 6 sessions and write a position paper on the effects of one of these topics on health outcomes.
  • Enrollment tracking will be done via feedback evaluation form on each speaker

For more Information


 

Please email publichealth@tu.edu or call 707-638-5838
Touro University Public Health Program       
1310 Club Drive, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592