Virginia Commonwealth University


Title: Webcast: Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: Beyond the Affordable Care Act

Date/Time: 2/22/2013  2:00 - 3:30 PM

Presenter: Brian D Smedley, PhD

Registration: 26 seats available (Max. Class Size = 35)
(Class is archived)

Building: Tompkins-McCaw Library   Distance Education, Room 2-010

Cost: $0  

Sponsor: VCU Libraries

Audience: General Public

Category: Research/Searching, Teaching/Learning

Description: Tompkins-McCaw Library will be hosting the Internet broadcast of the keynote lecture of the 34th Annual Minority Health Conference at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill entitled, "Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: Beyond the Affordable Care Act." Dr. Brian Smedley will explore how neighborhood and community contexts directly and indirectly shape health and contribute to health inequities as a result of racial and ethnic residential segregation. The presentation will also feature a discussion of policy strategies that de-concentrate poverty, reduce the geographic concentration of health risks, and increase investments in health-enhancing resources in communities that suffer from disinvestment. More information can be found at

Contact: Mack, Thelma A