Racism and Health

Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation


The sessions in this activity represent the audio and PowerPoint presentations as delivered by faculty of the American Public Health Association July-September 2015 in Washington, D.C., as part of a live webinar series.

After registering (registration closes Dec. 31, 2018), you can log on as many times as you choose. CPH credits are available for each session you successfully complete. A maximum of 4.0 credit hours will be available for this activity.

                         Session Title Number of Credits
Naming and Addressing Racism: A Primer  1 credit hour
No Safety, No Health: A Conversation About Race, Place and Preventing Violence  1 credit hour
Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care  1 credit hour
Racism: The Silent Partner in High School Dropout and Health Disparities  1 credit hour

APHA Members Fee: Free MEMBER PERK

Non-members: $40

Release Date: Oct. 23, 2015

Expiration Date: May 31, 2017

Policy on Disclosure

APHA strives to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational programs. All planners, faculty members, moderators, dicussants, panelists and presenters participating in this program have been required to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this program. This includes relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the session topics. The intent of this policy is to identify openly any conflict of interest so the attendee may form his/her judgment about the presentation given full disclosure. In addition, faculty are expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentation.

None of the program planners, faculty or moderators have a Conflict of Interest. Read APHA's Policy on Disclosures, Conflict of Interest and Resolution of Conflict of Interest.

Disclaimer and Non-Endorsement

As an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education (CE) Credits for Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Medicine (CME), and Public Health (CPH) the American Public Health Association Learning and Professional Development Programs (LPDP) Unit and its respective Continuing Education accrediting organizations do not endorse any products or services that are displayed or referred to in conjunction with this activity and are not responsible for the actual presentation of content during scientific sessions.  

Targeted Audience Learning Objectives

Target Audience: public health practitioners

Learning Objectives: Describe the three levels of racism; Describe the impact of racism on violence; Define the public health approach to violence prevention; Describe the impact of racism on dropout rates; Identify public health methods to dismantle structural racism in the education system; Describe the role of institutional racism in creating health inequities and disparities; Identify interventions to address health disparities.

Continuing Education Credit

To receive credit, the participant must listen to each session and view the accompanying slides. After viewing each session, the participant will be asked to complete a series of post-test questions pertaining to the presentation topic. The participant must receive a score of 70 percent or higher on the test in order to qualify for credit. Upon successful completion of the test, and submission of the session evaluation, the participant will be able to print a certificate for credit earned for the session. The participant may take the posttest as many times as necessary to earn a passing score and they may listen to one or all of the sessions, take the exam and evaluate the session to receive up to 4.00 CPH credits.

Accreditation Statement

Public Health (CPH)
The American Public Health Association is accredited as an approved provider of Certified Public Health Continuing Education by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Hardware and Software Specifications

To view the online recordings you must have a high-speed Internet connection and speakers or headphones attached to your computer. The recordings are Flash video files which are delivered using Adobe Flash Player. Flash Player can be installed on a Windows PC or Mac desktop computer using a Flash plug-in (Flash video files cannot be played on Apple mobile devices as they do not support Adobe Flash). 

It is recommended that you use the most recent version of Flash Player. Visit http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer to install or update this software. From this page click on the "Flash Play system requirements" link for additional hardware specifications needed to run Flash Player for your particular operating system. 

Log in to participate in this CE activity.

Questions? Contact Mighty Fine.