April 1: Is Your Zip Code Making You Sick?

Is your zip code making you sick?

A National Public Health Week Special Event

Presented by the College of Education and Human Services’ Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences

April 1, 2010
Montclair State University Conference Center
University Hall, 7th Floor
Light Refreshments 5:30 p.m.
Program 6:00-8:00 p.m.

"There is an Axis of Evil," Harvard University professor David Williams says, "an Axis of Evil of inequality, of racism, of poverty, of economic deprivation that is adversely affecting the health of the American people."

Your surroundings and social environment have a direct impact on your health, making your ability to choose healthful behaviors either easy or difficult and sometimes nearly impossible. Simply put: place matters.

Join us as we view the short segment "Place Matters" from the award-winning series Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? and discuss ways that education, housing, economic, health, and food policies can change the relationship between zip code and health.

This event serves as the kick-off to National Public Health Week.  The American Public Health Association (APHA) has a broad vision to make America the healthiest nation in one generation. This year’s theme is A Healthier America: One Community at a Time, and builds on last year’s theme to establish the solid foundation needed for a healthy nation. As we focus on the special role that communities play in building a healthier America, APHA is asking everyone to champion public health by making healthy changes – big and small – in their families, individual neighborhoods, workplaces and schools.

This event is co-Sponsored by the College of Education and Human Services’ Committee on Race and Racism and the Montclair State University Office of Health Promotion

To reserve your seat, please visit our Registration web site by March 25.

This event is free to attendees.