Awareness & Outreach Committee - Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership

Awareness & Outreach Committee

Purpose:

To contribute to the overall mission of the Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership by enhancing the public’s knowledge of health disparities, the social determinants of health, and other multicultural health issues through education and community outreach.

Objective:

Develop and implement a guided discussion utilizing the film, Unnatural Causes to increase awareness of social determinants of health among 75 heath professions students annually.

Co-Chairs

Rasy Mar, UCHS School of Medicine

Stacey Brown, Community Based Education, UCONN School of Medicine

To join this committee, please contact us at  stbrown@uchc.edu and/or mar@uchc.edu

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Major Initiative

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Episode: Place Matters

The Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership’s Awareness & Outreach Committee, in partnership with the Hispanic Health Council, Community Based Education at UConn School of Medicine, the Center for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, has hosted a series of events throughout Connecticut featuring the “Place Matters” segment of the film Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?.  This segment highlights how the environment in which we live affects our health, examines how poor social conditions may lead to chronic stress and cause chronic illness, and features one low-income neighborhood who has worked to create a healthier community.  Through this film, participants are exposed to the concept of health inequities and the social determinants of health.  After each viewing, participants discussed how social factors affect the health of our local communities, and brainstormed ways to improve these social conditions.


Host an Unnatural Causes Community Discussion!

Experienced facilitators will guide the discussion to bring awareness of health and healthcare inequalities, explore ideas and advocate a Call to Action. For more information email: awareness@ctmhp.org.

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