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Webinar: Inclusion Week 2021 – Implications of the Flint Water Crisis on Health Care for Diverse Children
January 19, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Inclusion Week 2021, sponsored by the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is a weeklong celebration featuring events that aim to support and foster diversity and inclusion at Penn State Health, Penn State College of Medicine and the communities those organizations serve. Participants will have the opportunity to learn through meaningful and insightful virtual discussions and presentations on topics that are currently at the forefront of diversity and inclusion.
In April 2014, the drinking water supply for the city of Flint, Mich., changed to the Flint River without undergoing the necessary treatment to prevent the release of lead. As a result, lead exposure caused irreversible damage to children’s growth, development, and overall quality of life. In this session, public health advocate and author of “What the Eyes Don’t See,” Monna Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, will discuss the implications the Flint water crisis has had on diverse and underserved children.
Dr. Hanna-Attisha is associate professor of pediatrics and human development and C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health at Michigan State University and a pediatrician, scientist, activist and author.
The session will be held via Zoom. Webinar links will be provided in advance of the event for those who register.
The meeting will be recorded, and participation will constitute consent to be recorded.