Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health
Posted by Nora Franco on March 28th, 2019
Posted in: General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Webinars
health outcomes, minority health, public health
In January 2019, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities hosted Dr. Sandro Galea as part of the NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series. View the recorded talk, Health, Not Healthcare: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health” on the NIH website. Dr. Galea’s presentation addressed the following issues:
- We pay great attention to healthcare in the United States; as a result, we have a mismatch between attention paid to health and our health outcomes.
- In large part, this mismatch is because we do not pay enough attention to the forces that influence health.
- Place, power, money, race, the past, compassion, and other forces are inevitable drivers of health, and how we need to talk about them all if we are to improve our health.
ABOUT Nora Franco
Nora works as the Consumer Health Librarian for NNLM PSR at UCLA and is passionate about empowering people to participate in their healthcare by locating reliable health information. She is an advocate for recruiting traditionally underrepresented groups to health sciences librarianship.
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