Facilitated Roundtable Discussions: Environmental Health, Social Health, and Equity
Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, ABOIM
I Jean Davis-Hatcher, PhD, DC, PA
AIHM 2020 Annual Conference
1 hour 15 minutes
What you will learn
Policing and incarceration of youth in communities of color. How do we solve this problem? How can we change policing practices to serve the community.
Water pollution. Many communities throughout United States have polluted water. Flint, Michigan, is not just an insolated incident. How often is this happening in our communities? Availability of (clean) water is a global issue. How do we ensure that we all have clean water?
Food toxicity and access to food. The food that goes into our body can be incredibly healing and helps us harness our ability to heal, however, when that food is toxic, it has negative results on our body and nourishment. The United States has a public health crisis around the levels of pesticide content in our food and the accessibility of food in communities of color. How can we reduce toxicity in our foods and make food more accessible?
The purpose of this panel is to discuss systemic issues across our institutions that create and promote inequities in poor communities and communities of color, recognize environmental issues impacting our health, and determine social health successes and effective models in communities that promote health equity.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Discuss systemic issues and inequities across institutions that perpetuate incarceration of Black people.
- Recognize the influence of environmental issues on health across communities.
- Determine social health successes and effective models in communities that promote health equity.
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
Scarlet Soriano, MD, ABIHM
Dr. Scarlet Soriano is a health and wellness leader,
consultant, speaker and coach. She develops wellness programs across a wide
range of health-related institutions, with a focus on designing Integrative
medicine patient and employee clinical programs. Dr. Soriano uses a wide range
of skills to support her clients in their journey of institutional
transformation, starting with a process of re-envisioning foundational concepts
of healthcare delivery; then moving through all aspects of design and
implementation, and extending into measuring, sustaining and expanding impact
of programs post-launch. Dr. Soriano is passionate about expanding access to
evidence-based Integrative and wellness-based healing modalities to minorities
and underserved populations.
Veronica Anderson Dedegbe, MD, IFMCP
Dr. Veronica Anderson began her medical career as an Eye Surgeon after graduating from Princeton University and Rutgers Medical School (with honors) and now has the distinction of being both a licensed physician and a practicing psychic.
Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, MHS, ABOIM
I Jean Davis-Hatcher, PhD, DC, PA, MSCR
Dr. I Jean Davis-Hatcher has decades of experience as a community advocate, educator, clinician, and researcher. Her extensive education includes a BA in Psychobiology, a BS in Human Biology, a MS in Clinical Research, a Doctoral degree in Chiropractic Medicine and a PhD in Preventative Medicine. She is widely known and recognized for her education, research and expertise as a primary care provider: Associated Professor, Internal Medicine at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Past Medical Director and HIV Clinician at AIDS Health Foundation, Desert AIDS Project and Clinician at Dusk to Dawn Urgent Care. She is has completed a Fellowship at Academy of Integrated Health and Medicine. Dr Davis-Hatcher is presently an Integrated Physician with a focus on disorders and diseases which disproportionately impact undeserved communities.
Lourdes Lorenz, DHC(c), MSN-IH, RN, AHN-BC, NEA-BC
Mrs. Lorenz provides training in Holistic Nursing to nurses across the United States and hopes to expand the training internationally. She is a well-known national speaker who promotes holistic nursing, Integrative Health, and evidence-based complementary modalities. Lourdes has provided presentations at the national meetings for the Oncology Nursing Society Congress, American Society of Clinical Hypnotherapy, American Holistic Nurses Association and at the Healing Touch Worldwide Program. She has published numerous articles, and most recently a manual for Integrating Healing Touch in the Clinical Setting.
Mrs. Lorenz serves as a board member to the American Holistic Nurses Association and is the President-Elect beginning in 2015. She currently serves as a steering committee member for the Association Leadership Council for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. In September 2011, she was appointed to represent the AHNA at the American Nurses Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics and co-authored the position paper on The Value of Care Coordination.