VIDEO: Tackling Latino, African-American Health Issues


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multiculturalwebinarIf you missed it June 2, go here to watch the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) webinar, “A Multicultural Lens: Focusing on RWJF’s Work in African-American and Latino Communities.”

The event highlighted RWJF programs to address health issues within these communities.

It also featured the RWJF Multicultural Newsroom, a dynamic online site that provides extensive health-related resources for journalists whose coverage serves African-Americans and Latinos.

RWJF President and CEO Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey addressed the Foundation’s work within communities of color, and five RWJF senior leaders talked about programs targeting key issues, such as health care disparities, childhood obesity prevention, greater health care quality, the impact of social factors on health, and increased diversity within the health care workforce:

  • Jane Isaacs Lowe, Ph.D., team director and senior program officer, Vulnerable Populations
  • David M. Krol, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., team director and senior program officer, Human Capital
  • Debra Joy Perez, Ph.D., M.P.A., M.A., interim assistant vice president, Research and Evaluation
  • Dwayne C. Proctor, Ph.D., M.A., team director and senior program officer, Childhood Obesity
  • Anne F. Weiss, M.P.P., team director and senior program officer, Quality/Equality

Again, be sure to watch the archived webinar.

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of Latino kids have obesity (compared to 11.7% of white kids)

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