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PHO Grand Rounds: Is Black Health a Public Health Issue?
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 661 University Ave. 17th Floor Toronto ON M5G 1M1
Learning and development; Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Grand Rounds
Format: In Person; Webinar

Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

Although Canada prides itself on being a multicultural society, there is a reluctance to collect and report on race/ethnicity-specific data. This is problematic because it hinders society’s ability to identify significant disparities that specific populations face with regard to the social determinants of health and health outcomes, thus making it difficult to tackle the drivers of these inequities, including racism. In this presentation, Dr. Nnorom will offer a public health perspective on some of the disparities affecting the Black Canadian population, and highlight the need for the collection and reporting of race/ethnicity-based data in Canada.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.​​ ​

Presenter: Onye Nnorom

Dr. Nnorom is a Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialist. She is the Associate Program Director of the Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of Toronto and the Black Health Theme Lead of the Medicine Program at University of Toronto. She also practices family medicine at TAIBU Community Health Centre, which has a mandate to serve the Black community in the GTA.  She is particularly interested in Black and immigrant health, and the impact of race as a driver of health inequities in Canada.

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