Field Epidemiology

African American History for Health Care Providers

Originally presented on October 19, 2015

Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, Hon AIANY
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Sociomedical Sciences,
Columbia University Medical Center
Research Psychiatrist II,
New York State Psychiatric Institute

Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove will examine the history of the African American people, with a particular focus on the unceasing struggle for full equality.  Beginning with the oppression of slavery, continued in the inequality enforced by Jim Crow, and now confronted by the horrors of serial forced displacement, African Americans have utilized every tool at their disposal to gain their rights and assert their humanity.  This lecture will review challenges and responses, using film, music, photographs and original documents. It will give health care providers a sound foundation for considering the structural and cultural issues African Americans face in managing excess risk for many diseases. 

About the Speaker:
Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove studies the mental health effects of environmental processes such as violence, rebuilding, segregation, urban renewal, and mismanaged toxins. She has published numerous articles and six books including "Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities," and "Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It," and "House of Joshua : Meditations on Family and Place."

Learning Objectives
After watching this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the differences among chattel slavery, Jim Crow and serial forced displacement
  • Identify interventions in the social determinants of health that have caused disease rates to fall
  • Recognize three things that happen to communities in the face of repeated upheaval
  • Name the most effective type of strategy for rebuilding communities

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until October 31, 2018.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until October 31, 2018.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until October 31, 2018. 

Certified in Public Health

This event is sponsored by School of Public Health, University at Albany, an approved provider of CPH Renewal Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.   

This offering is approved for 1.0 Certified in Public Health Renewal Credits.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until October 31, 2018.