• Touro University Summer Health Equity Seminar Series

    July 15, 2020
    Experts to Discuss the Intersection of Health Equity, Criminal Justice, Trauma and Higher Education as part of Touro University’s Summer Health Equity Seminar Series
     
    (Vallejo, CA) – Interested in learning more about the intersection of health equity and criminal justice, trauma and higher education? Join experts from Touro University California’s (TUC’s) Public Health Program, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Commission on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for their Summer 2020 Health Equity Series held via Zoom at noon over the next four Fridays. All are welcome to attend this free event, but advance registration is required. 
     
    WHO:  
    Experts
    • Gayle Cummings, PsyD, MPH, TUC College of Education and Health Sciences Assistant Dean and Public Health Program Director
    • Nemesia Kelly, MPH, TUC Health Equity and Criminal Justice Concentration Chair
    • Carly Strouse, DrPH, MPH, TUC Health Equity and Criminal Justice Concentration Assistant Professor
    • Alan Ceaser, PhD, Chief Science Officer, Plantacea Innovation Lab
    • Melissa Nold, JD, Civil Rights Attorney
    • Eduardo Velasco, MD, PhD, MSc, TUC Associate Dean for Preclinical Education and Professor, TUCCOM Diversity and Inclusion Representative
    • Sarah Sweitzer, TUC Provost and Chief Academic Officer and member of the TUC Commission on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
    • Steven Jacboson, Ed.D, TUC Dean of Student Affairs and member of the TUC Commission on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
    • Andrea Garcia, Associate Vice President of Advancement and member of the TUC Commission on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
     
    Audience
    • Interested members of the community
    • TUC faculty, staff and students
     
    WHERE: Via Zoom at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErce6gqzkrHdwgAoJ8CLeh0bDwRdgfTJ3s
     
    WHEN: Fridays from 12 to 1 p.m. as follows:
    • July 17: Criminal justice system and mass incarceration as social determinants of health: a discussion with the MPH Program’s Health Equity and Criminal Justice Concentration
    • July 24: Police violence as a public health issue: a discussion with Alan Ceaser, PhD and Melissa Nold, JD on the intersection of police violence and toxic stress and trauma
    • July 31: Diversity in healthcare education: a discussion with Eduardo Velasco, MD, PhD, MSc on reducing health disparities by increasing diversity in the healthcare workforce
    • August 7: Stress and trauma impacts on health disparities: a discussion with members of the TUC Commission on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on the need for trauma informed systems
     
    REGISTRATION: Register for this FREE event online at: https://tu.edu/healthequitysummerseries
     
    WHY: Health equity means everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible, but often social determinants such as poverty, incarceration and discrimination can affect a community’s access to safe environments and health care. Through discussions with experts in the field of criminal justice, police violence, healthcare diversity and stress and trauma, TUC seeks to spark deeper conversations that lead to lasting change in establishing health equity in disadvantaged communities both here in Solano County and throughout the state.
     
    About the Touro College and University System: Touro University California is a Jewish nonprofit, independent, graduate institution of higher learning founded in 1997 on three Judaic values: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity. The University, home to 1,400 students, has professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, nursing, and education. Faculty, staff, and students have a powerful commitment to academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, inter-professional collaboration, and active engagement with a global community. To learn more, visit www.tu.edu or call 707-638-5200.
    Contact:
    Andrea Garcia , Associate Vice President, University Advancement
    andrea.garcia@tu.edu, 707.638.5272
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