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Health Education

Health Disparities and Prevention through the Lens of Race

Sam Soret, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, LLUSPH - An Ethical Imperative and a Matter of Effectiveness.  How can it be possible, and acceptable, that in the wealthiest nation on the planet, African Americans live an average of six to seven years less than Whites; or that, a Black woman has four times greater risk of dying from pregnancy complications than a White woman?  How can the public health profession engage in any type of prevention discourse without addressing such persistent disparities?