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Sunday, October 23 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Health, Medicine, Race and Environmental Justice
The Flint debacle awakened a new awareness about our crumbling infrastructure and public health systems. The poorest among us suffer from substandard housing, nutrition and education; intense economic and social stressors; and the toxic air, water, food, and workplaces in our immediate environments—a perfect storm for childhood illnesses, stress-associated diseases, asthma, diabetes and cancers. Come hear about how groundbreaking partnerships between environmental justice communities and public health professionals are working to rebuild our public health infrastructure. Hosted by Vinai Decena, RN, BSN, PHN, DNPc. With: Barbara Sattler, RN, DrPH, FAAN, Professor, University of San Francisco;  Linda Rae Murray, M.D, MPH, F.A.C.P., a Chicago-based long-time leading public health specialist and activist, currently a professor at the  University of Illinois School of Public Health.

Workshop Speakers
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Vinai Decena

Vinai Decena, RN, born in a refugee camp in Thailand, is a certified public health nurse currently working in a skilled nursing facility as an MDS coordinator while pursuing a doctorate in nursing at USF. Vinai is a medical activist working to address health-care disparities in disenfranchised communities, especially among the Lao populations in California’s Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.
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Linda Rae Murray

Linda Rae Murray M.D. MPH, F.A.C.P., Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Illinois School of Public Health, has long been a leading figure fighting for the medically underserved in the Chicago area and beyond. She has led many public health organizations and serves on many local and national boards. Her many positions have included: Chief Medical officer for the Cook County Department of Public Health and President of the American Public... Read More →
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Barbara Sattler

Barbara Sattler, RN, Dr.PH, a professor at the University of San Francisco and founding member of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, an international organization that helps to integrate environmental health into nursing education, practice, research, and policy/advocacy, has worked with dozens of hospitals to reduce potentially toxic exposures, engage in environmentally friendly purchasing, reduce unnecessary waste, and address... Read More →

Sunday October 23, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Santa Rosa Room