Dr. Maxine Wright-Walters and Dr. Abimbola Fapohunda warmly invite you to attend a presentation and panel discussion on “Black Immigrants: Exploring Disparities and Inequities that contribute to overall Health.” Results from a recent survey will be presented and the discussion will be focused on systemic and long-term determinants of health outcomes among Black immigrants in Southwestern PA. The discussion will focus on jobs, health, education and housing. The panel will feature distinguished members of the region, who have knowledge and experience in global, national and local community-based research, teaching, policy and community program development focused on the health disparities and inequities. They will critically examine regional challenges and opportunities of developing a reliable and cross-sector structure to minimize or eliminate disparities in jobs, health, education and housing—all areas that contribute to health in the Black immigrant population.
The panel is an extension of the Health Immigrant Community in Pittsburgh project funded by the ODI Mini-Grant, which is a study exploring factors that contribute to healthy communities for Black immigrants. The panel discussion is intended for academics, students, community members medical providers, social workers and human service providers.