Please join the Brookline Health Department and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations in our first forum in a series of three addressing Racism and Public Health.   Over the course of the three forums, we will aim to use data to tell a story and have discussions on the history of racism through the decades and its impact on health in particular, how social determinants cause health disparities and the impacts of racism on mental health.

Our first forum will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020, from 6-8 pm at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School.  The panel discussion will focus on “Racism as a Public Health Issue”.  Our panel of speakers includes Dr. Swannie Jett; Brookline Director of Health and Human Services, Dr. Barbara Brown; Chair of the Hidden Brookline Committee, Dr. Anthony Schlaff; Director of Public Health Program at Tufts University, and Dr. Raul Fernandez; Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Wheelock College.  Bernard Greene, the Brookline Select Board Chair, will be the moderator for the discussion.

For more information, please contact Caitlin Starr, MPH, CDE at or at 617-730-2345.