The following opportunity has been shared on behalf of a member or affiliate of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network (4ABHN).

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This is the first webinar in a series that will explore research demonstrating how racism and other forms of discrimination can serve as risk factors to activate a toxic stress response, and lead to health conditions that have been shown empirically to have a connection to ACE exposure.

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
12 – 1 pm (Pacific Standard Time)

This webinar will:
  • Discuss some of the main social and environmental factors that lead to health disparities as well as the impacts of racism and discrimination on public health across communities.
  • Broadly discuss the role of racism and discrimination as risk factors for toxic stress and ACE Associated Health Conditions.
  • Make the case to providers that implementing Trauma-Informed Care principles and ACE screening can help them promote health equity as part of supporting the health and wellbeing of their patients.
  • Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP – California Surgeon General
  • Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH – Senior Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer, American Medical Association
  • Ray Bignall, MD, FAAP, FASN – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Roy Wade, MD, PhD, MPH – Assistant Professor, Department of General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Slides, transcript, and recording of the webinar will be available at after the event. Please contact if you have any questions.