The UNM Health Sciences Transdisciplinary Research, Equity and Engagement (Tree) Center invites the campus community to a web forum, Policy Dialogues for Racial Justice & Health Equity, Thursday, Jan. 13, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Cacari Stone, professor of Health Policy, TREE Center director & WEAVE NM co-PI will provide an overview of the Equity Policy Institute as a new model for "achieving equity in policy during the COV/D- 19 pandemic."

The keynote speaker is Dr. Chandra L. Ford, professor of Community Health Sciences, founding director of the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice and Health in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and lead editor of Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional.

Register now for this interactive Web Forum.

With the goal of democratizing knowledge for policy change, participants will engage in dialogues that are anchored in digital stories and written briefs led by 6 community partnerships in New Mexico include:

  • Closing the broadband divide in border communities
  • Advancing disability rights through housing equity
  • Latinx youth suicide prevention
  • Grandparents raising grandchildren during the opioid epidemic
  • Tribal health in all policies
  • Asian American racial equity & healing

Co-sponsors of the event include UNM Health Sciences Transdisciplinary Research, Equity and Engagement Center, Equity in Policy Training Institute, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, WEAVE, New Mexico Public Health Association, T4B, Con Alma Health, Tewa Women United and the Center for Equity, Race & Cultural Literacy in Family Planning.