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2014 Public Health in the Rockies Conference - Keynote Address: Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
Conference Theme: Data to Action - Reaching Our Goal of Health Equity for All
September 17-19, 2014 Fort Collins, Colorado
Health inequities persist largely due to systematic policies and practices that create barriers and obstacles to achieving equal health status for populations. Such differences in health status are often preventable and unfair. In order to improve health equity, we must increase awareness and actively address health inequities in our everyday work.
The 2014 conference featured Keynote Speaker Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD. 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 health care, but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism). Read more...
Listen to the podcast of Dr. Jones's Keynote Address.