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"Unnatural Causes: When the Bough Breaks" Screening Add to Calendar Share

Time: Mar 28, 2019 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:
Berrien County Health Department
2149 E Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI

Unnatural Causes is an acclaimed documentary series broadcast by PBS that addresses the root causes of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health. The series uncovers startling new findings which suggest there is much more to our health than bad habits or unlucky genes. The social circumstances in which we are born into, live, and work in can actually disrupt our physiology as much as sickness and disease.

After the screening, participate in a guided conversation on how these topics are related to our community and discuss concrete actions items to help improve community health.

Unnatural Causes: When the Bough Breaks

The United States infant mortality rate is higher than in other countries. Well educated African American women have birth outcomes worse than white women who haven’t finished high school. Although we know that health follow wealth, for African American women who are well-educated, racism plays a factor in birth outcome.

According to Neonatologists James Collins and Richard David, African American women are at increased risk during pregnancy, not because of something innate to their biology, but because of the cumulative impact of racism they experience over their lifetime - an impact that can outweigh even the benefits of higher social and class status.*

Source: PBS.org

Thursday, March 28
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Berrien County Health Department
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