2018 APHA Panel

Weaving a New Narrative of Belonging for Health


November 12, 2018

On November 12, 2018, Professor john powell participated in the 2018 annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting in San Diego, California. In the morning, Professor powell engaged in a fireside chat conversation with Dr. Anthony Iton, the Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment. In the afternoon, Professor powell joined a panel discussion called "Weaving a New Narrative of Belonging for Health." The panel was moderated by Melissa Harris-Perry, and the other panelists included Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance; and Eldar Shafir, Professor of Behavioral Science and Public Policy at Princeton University. The panelists discussed narratives of poverty and health and how narrative plays a key role our current political landscape. Professor powell specifically discussed the power of narrative within the Othering and Belonging framework. There was a 4,000-5,000 in-person audience with an additional virtual audience via live broadcast. The in-person audience was predominantly comprised of private and public sector public health professionals and students with a good understanding of the social determinants of health. 

View john's presentation here.