In this audio
podcast excerpted from an original interview, Anthony Iton, director
of the Alameda County Department of Public Health, talks about the
extraordinary health of recent Latino immigrants and what we can all
learn from them, the importance of hope, the power of community
organizing, and why it's in all our best interest to tackle
inequities sooner rather than later.
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Mortality: What’s Genetics Got to Do
with It?” American Journal of Public Health, 97 no.7 (July
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Globe, July 15, 2007.
Jones, Camara P. “Levels of Racism: A Teoretic Framework and a
Gardener’s Tale,” American Journal of Public Health, 90 (2000):
Jones, Camara P. “Confronting Institutionalized Racism,”
Phylon, 50 (2003): 1-2.
Lu, Michael and Neil Halfon. “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in
Birth Outcomes: A Life-Course
perspective” Maternal and Child Health Journal, 7 no.1
In this original interview, Dr. Camara
Jones, research director on the social determinants of health at the
Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, discusses her pioneering
work on measuring racism and health. She describes three levels of
racism (personally mediated, internal and institutional), the stress
of everyday racism, and the need to expand our thinking about how
racism, opportunity and health inequities are structured and
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