University of Chicago World Health Week April 3rd – 5th, 2023

Each year World Health Day is celebrated April 7th to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization. World Health Day is the culmination of World Health Week, a week of events to draw attention to pressing health concerns around the world. To mark the 75th anniversary of the WHO, the Susan and Richard Kiphart Center for Global Health and Social Development (Kiphart Center), and the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) in the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, and the Center for Global Health (CGH) in the Biological Sciences Division are pleased to co-sponsor the University of Chicago’s 2023 World Health Week events.

Building Health Equities is the theme for the 2023 World Health Week events, with specific focus on the role neighborhoods, policies, and organizations play in shaping health (in)equities and health outcomes in Chicago and in communities around the world. Each event will highlight scholars, practitioners, and advocates working in locally and internationally. 2023 World Health Week events will feature panel discussions, a keynote address, and expert dialogues speakers will explore the structures, systems, and policies which impact the attainment of optimal health. Collectively, the series will offer a comparative lens to examine the success and the challenges in achieving health equity here in Chicago and globally.

Registration is required, see info below to register for each event in this series

Monday April 3rd 5:30-7:30pm

Neighborhoods: Violence, Poverty, and Inequalities

Chris Blattman, PhD, Harris School of Public Policy

LaQuay Boone, MSW, LSW – Chicago CRED

Franklin Cosey-Gay, PhD, MPH, Director, Violence Recovery Program, University of Chicago Medicine Trauma Center

Moderated by William Sites, PhD, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

Tuesday April 4th 12:30-1:45pm

Lobbies on the Menu: The Food Industry Against Public Health in Contemporary France

Daniel Benamouzig, PhD, Director, Health programme at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for the Evaluation of Public Policy, SciencesPo

Introduced by Jeanne C. Marsh, PhD, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, Director, Center for Health Administration Studies

Wednesday April 5th 12:30-2:00pm

Supporting Refugee Health in Chicago

Maya Oyarbide-Sanchez, LCPC, Wellness Program Manager at RefugeeOne

Jehan Adamji, DNP, Clinical Director, Refugee & Immigrant Health, Tapestry

Moderated by Jessica Darrow, PhD, Crown Family, School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice 





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