Thursday, April 4–Friday, April 5
The University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars present the symposium:
"Mass Incarceration and Its Effects on Population Health and Health Disparities"
An impressive body of research has documented the connection between skyrocketing rates of incarceration and the concurrent growth of social inequality in the US. New research at the intersection of mass incarceration and population health suggests that incarceration affects the health, not only of ex-prisoners, but of their families and broader communities. Yet these findings rarely enter the population health and health disparities discourse.
Through presentations and panel discussions, the event will address the important but overlooked link between racialized mass incarceration and racial disparities in health.
The symposium will be Live Webcast beginning at 9:30 am (Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday, April 4th and continuing to 4:20 pm, with breaks.
On Friday, April 5th, the webcast begins at 9:00 am and ends with the conclusion of the symposium at 12:20 pm, with one break in between.
Please refer to the Program Agenda for more information. An archived video of the symposium will be available.
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Access the Webcast HERE or copy and paste this web address into your browser: http://www.sph.umich.edu/rwjhssp/symposium/webcast.html; Learn more about the presenters here.
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Read more from Housing Works and the National Minority AIDS Council in this press release, where you can download their latest report - "Mass Incarceration, Housing Instability and HIV/AIDS"