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Fall 2018 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series

The Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health invites you to join us for….

The Fall 2018 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series

This series of seminars will cover communication skills focused on the intersections of health and racism, specifically for community organizers, neighborhood groups, and public health students, professionals, faculty and researchers.

These events are free and open to the public. Recordings of the seminars will be made available on the Tulane CEMCH’s YouTube page afterward.


Seminars in the Fall 2018 series are: 

Thomas LaVeist, PhD

“Why We Should Continue to Study Race, But do a Better Job.”

Featuring Thomas LaVeist, PhD, Dean of Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Diboll Auditorium, 1st floor of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112



Julie Fitch, MA

“Creating Change to Support Health Equity in Healthcare Institutions”

Featuring Julie Fitch, MA, Testing and Capacity-Building Supervisor, STD/HIV Program, Louisiana Office of Public Health.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Room 1210, 12th floor of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112




Troi Bechet, MSW

“Restorative Approaches: Finding Justice and Well-Being Through Connection.”

Featuring Troi Bechet, MSW, Founder and CEO, Center for Restorative Approaches.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Room 1210, 12th floor of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street,New Orleans, LA 70112




The Fall 2018 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series is sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Prevention Research Center, Tulane Mary Amelia Women’s Center, and student groups Tulane Society of Young Black Public Health Professionals, Tulane African Student Association, SALUD for Latin American Communities, and SURPH: Students United for Reproductive Freedom-Public Health.

The Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T76MC04927. Funding for this seminar was made possible in part by support from HRSA-HHS and co-sponsoring centers and groups. The views expressed in written seminar materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



August 21, 2018 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

Racing Towards Equity Series Recap!

The Racing Toward Equity Series, hosted by the Diversity and Health Equity Peer Learning Collaborative at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine was a series of three seminars intended to address the various forms of racism, understanding of it’s system level structures, and ways one can be involved in overcoming the challenges related to this work. 

The American Public Health Association’s webinar “Quantifying Racism to Understand and Address Health Disparities” was used in two of three seminars.” The webinar includes an introduction to racism and health disparities, a discussion of implementation and measurement challenges in public health research, a discussion on the measurement of the physiologic impacts of racism on health, and the lessons learned from the the work and how to overcome challenges. 

First Seminar “Naming Racism”

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This seminar included viewing the first part of the webinar- the National Campaign Against Racism. Lead by Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD APHA President, in which she discusses naming, measuring, and addressing racism as a threat to the health and well-being of the nation. 

Second Seminar “Got Class(ism)?” 

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This seminar was lead by one of our MPH students Kendra Davis in which she went over the low-down on class related to health disparities, how class works, and what you can do about it.

Check out this Video on our Second Seminar “Got Class(ism)?” 

*Note: There are long pauses of low or no audio because audience audio was not picked up with the recording’s microphone.* 


Third Seminar “Measuring of Racism”

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This seminar included viewing the part of the webinar- Implementation and Measurement Challenges. Lead by Nancy Krieger, PhD Professor of Social Epidemiology Harvard Chan School of Public Health in which she discusses racism’s impacts on health and the challeneges in evaluating it in public health research. 


Stay tune to what this collaborative will host in the near future! 

April 28, 2017 at 1:38 pm Leave a comment

Upcoming Seminar: How to make the most of APHA

Join us for a free seminar, open to the public on 11/4 12-12:45p in Tidewater Room 1208 (1440 Canal Street) to learn more about utilizing your time at the nations largest public health conference, hosted by the American Public Health Association.

Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH, Program Manager for MCHLT will highlight key ideas like what to wear, how to manage your schedule, and where are the best places to network.

How to make most of APHA 2014 flyer



October 22, 2014 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

Upcoming Seminar- ‘Past the Degree’ 10/7

Please join the Maternal & Child Health Leadership Training Program on Tuesday, Oct. 7th for our next installment of our ‘Past the Degree Series’. The lecture series highlights public health professionals who graduated from the MCH section and/or are working in the field of Maternal and Child Health. It provides the opportunity to learn more from the experience of those who have entered the public health workforce and exposes students to potential career options.

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WHO: Mary Kathryn Poole, MPH
Tulane University Prevention Research Center
WHEN: Tuesday, October 7
12-1 pm
WHERE: Tidewater Building room 2341 (GCHB Library)
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street

Light lunch will be provided.
If you have questions please contact Lori Andersen at or 504.988.2700

October 1, 2014 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

Training: Friday, August 1

Darkness to Light: Child Sexual abuse prevention program

Have any of your friends or family members ever experienced child sexual abuse?
If you answered no, you need to think again. 

The next Darkness to Light Steward of Children training on Friday, Aug. 1, from 9-11 am at the the Children’s Hospital Auditorium. (200 Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans)
Scholarships are available through Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund.
Darkness to Light is the leading evidence based child sexual abuse prevention program in the country.  The training program aims to empower adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light is open to anyone who wants to make a difference in their community. The training features a DVD presentation, interactive workbook, and facilitator-led discussion.
For more information or to sign up please contact or email:
Lorrie Brennan
504-896-9237 or

May 29, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Webcast Viewing: Monday 4/7

Please join the MCHLT to watch the live webcast of Chris Gunther, MPH, Manager of Strategic Initiatives for the City of New Orleans Health Department present  “Stopping Violence Before it Occurs: Violence Prevention, Maternal & Child Health, and Public Health”

When: Monday, April 7
12-1:30 pm
Where: Tidewater Room 2302
1440 Canal Street

Homicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15-24. To address the issue of youth violence, localities across the county are increasingly looking to the tools of public health to stop violence from happening before it occurs. This presentation will provide an overview of the public health approach to addressing violence and discuss the implications of this approach for the field of maternal and child health. Drawing on lessons learned from violence prevention activities in New Orleans, this presentation will provide public health practitioners and other key allies with a framework for violence prevention in their communitiesword cloud logo 7

This event is sponsored by the Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Program and produced by the Alabama Department of Public Health


March 25, 2014 at 12:23 pm Leave a comment

Independent documentary film screening & discussion TODAY!

Greater New Orleans NOW and Forum for Equality presents, in association with the Newcomb College Institute, Independent Women’s Organization, the AAUW Greater New Orleans’ Branch and HRC Louisiana, a screening and discussion of ‘Miss Representation’.

Freeman Auditorium, Tulane University
1229 Broadway Street
In the Woldenburg Art Center


The film explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women have led to the under representation of women in positions of power and influence.
Following the film will be a discussion with women leaders in the community who will speak on their experiences as well as ways to help nurture future women leaders.

For more information or questions email:
For more information about the film visit:

September 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

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