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Community Alliance Film and Discussion: Health and Social Inequities

Community Alliance Film and Discussion: Health and Social Inequities

First we'll watch the documentary film Unnatural Causes, which draws attention to the root causes of illness, to reframe the health debate in America. The neighborhoods we live in, our access to resources, our tax policies – all have an impact on our health. Social inequities are not natural or inevitable, and changing policies and practices can improve outcomes - and lead to longer, healthier lives.

Then we'll have a discussion featuring three panelists:

Aron O’Donnell is a Clinical Research Coordinator at UCSF, Division of HIV, Infectious Disease, and Global Medicine, whose current work is centered on the relationship between food security and health & well-being.
 
Georgia Schreiber is a Public Health Investigator with the Alameda County Public Health Department; her work includes acute communicable disease investigations, and the HIV linkage to care and partner services. Georgia works with individuals who have multiple challenges including mental illness, homelessness and marginal housing, or who are formerly incarcerated, to ensure they are connected to healthcare and supportive services.

Dot Theodore currently is Program Specialist at Alameda County Public Health, and focused on improving HIV care. Previously, she worked at La Clínica de la Raza, one of the largest non-profit community health centers in California, which serves the diverse east-bay communities through primary health care and other services. 

We welcome a frank, honest, and respectful dialogue among community members ages 13 and up.

 

This is a program of the Castro Valley Community Alliance. For more information about the Community Alliance click here.

Date:
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Chabot/Canyon Room
Library:
Castro Valley Library
Audience:
  Adults     Teens  
Categories:
  Community and Culture     Finances, Health, Jobs, Legal  

The Library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. For assistance, please contact your library or accessibility@aclibrary.org.  Events subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

All Alameda County Library events are free.