Health Equity: Race and Place in Atlanta
April 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Neighborhoods in Atlanta located only 3 to 4 miles apart have significant differences in life expectancy, infant mortality, disease prevalence, socioeconomic status and health outcomes. In a major metropolitan region with world-class healthcare resources, these differences are not just related to healthcare or healthcare access, but decades of policies, investments and practices that have created and sustained significant inequities for large sections of the population.
Join ARCHI (the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement), the Georgia State University College of Law, and the Center for Law, Health & Society, to explore the policies, laws and political structures that created and in some cases perpetuate, the inequities many Atlantans experience today. Topics will include:
- The relationship between health and racial inequity in Atlanta
- Policies and practices of 20th century Atlanta that impact health in the 21st century
o Jim Crow
o “Separate but equal”
o The legend of the “black mecca”
In addition to exploring these topics, interactive exercises will develop individual skills and tools for identifying and addressing inequities as they exist today.