SMU Office of Diversity & Inclusion invites you to join:
2018 Black History Month Celebration
Featuring: Anthony B. Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH Senior Vice President, Healthy Communities The California Endowment, who will be speaking on "Structural Determinants of Health – the Leading Cause of Health Inequities"
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
HEC - Fontaine Auditorium
Anthony Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH is Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation whose mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. Prior to that Dr. Iton served for seven years as the Alameda County Public Health Department Director and Health Officer. Dr. Iton’s primary interest is the health of disadvantaged populations and the contributions of race, class, wealth, education, geography, and employment to health status. He has asserted that in every public health area of endeavor, be it immunizations, chronic disease, HIV/AIDS, STDs, obesity, or even disaster preparedness, public health practitioners must recognize that they are confronted with the enduring consequences of structural poverty, institutional racism and other forms of systemic injustice.
In addition, the event will feature the presentation of the Dr. Cornelius Hopper Diversity Excellence Award.