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 The 2017 Population Health Forum was held on March 13, 2017, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch. This year’s theme “The Impact of Spatial Racism on Health” featured presentations by john powell, Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley, Professor Peter Hammer, Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights and Professor of Law at Wayne State University School of Law and Mouhanad Hammami, M.D., the Health Officer and Chief of Health Operations for the Wayne County Department of Health and Human Services.

Keynote speaker, Brian Smedley, Ph.D, Co-founder and Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, gave a presentation titled “Place, Race, and Chronic Disease: Addressing the Roots of Health Inequities”. Following his presentation all the speakers, along with Mr. Steve Gold, Director of the Macomb County Department of Health and Human Services, held an open panel discussion and took questions from the audience.

Download the presentation here.