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Team up, Take Action: Partnering for Health Equity



Date and Time

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
4 pm to 5:30 pm


The Hanover Inn
2 East Wheelock Street
Hanover, NH

The Hitchcock Foundation Presents the Thirty-Fourth Annual Schumann Lecture

Team up, Take Action: Partnering for Health Equity

Camara P. Jones MD, MPH, PhD

Health equity means that everyone has the chance to be as healthy as possible. Health equity means reducing and eliminating disparities in health and its determinants that adversely affect excluded or marginalized groups. Health equity is inextricably linked with opportunity. It requires addressing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and healthcare. Health equity is fundamental to building a vibrant society because of its practical, economic, and civic implications and impact on individuals living a good life.

Dr. Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high-quality healthcare but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism). Dr. Jones is the immediate past president of the American Public Health Association

This lecture is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

This public lecture is supported by an endowment to the Hitchcock Foundation from the late Helmut Wolfgang Schumann to provide a free lecture by a nationally renowned figure on topics related to healthful living. This year’s lecture will kick off the annual event for public health officials called “Team Up, Take Action: Improving Population Health Together,” co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Public Health Association, the Vermont Public Health Association and Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Though the larger conference is a paid event, the public may attend the Schumann Lecture from 4:00 PM-5:30 PM at no cost.