Briefing Looks at Equity and Chronic Disease Prevention

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David Dexter

Communications Coordinator

Organization: California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

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If you’ll be around the Capitol in Sacramento next week, there’s a great opportunity to learn about some exciting efforts to improve health in California’s communities of color.

On Thursday, March 26th, the California Health Policy Forum is hosting a legislative briefing, Chronic Disease Prevention: The Social Equity Lens.  

The event, which runs from 2 to 3:30 pm at the Capitol will feature an interesting panel discussion on how we can address health disparities by examining the social and environmental determinants of health. The panel will feature a diverse group of speakers, including:

  • Wm. Jahmal Miller, MHA, Deputy Director, Office of Health Equity, 
  • Kevin Sherin, MD, Deputy Director, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, California Department of Public Health,
  • Kate Morley, MSc, Program Coordinator, Toiyabe Indian Health Project,
  • Tomas Aragon, MD, MPH, Public Health Officer and Director, Population Health Division, San Francisco Department of Public Health, and
  • Sarah de Guia, JD, Executive Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network.

If you’re interested in attending, register soon because space is limited.