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Thursday, April 5 • 7:15am - 8:00am
TH7.15.05 Urban Green Spaces, Social Justice, and the Pursuit of Health Equity in the United States: Research Highlights

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Health equity involves the opportunity of all people to have the highest level of health. Environmental conditions are a key factor that influence the context to achieve health equity. Unfortunately, reoccurring research articulates how socioeconomic gaps and inequitable access to urban green spaces relate to issues in social/environmental justice. This predicament also has implications on urban health and sustainability that should be further explored. This breakfast roundtable will engage participants in an interactive discussion on research highlights on urban green spaces in the quest achieve environmental justice and health equity, particularly in the United States. Key literature on health disparities/inequalities, social determinants of health as well as other issues in urban sustainability will be shared. Local projects that support vulnerable communities achieve health equity will also be covered.

Viniece Jennings, USDA Forest Service.

Thursday April 5, 2018 7:15am - 8:00am EDT
Grand East (Lower Concourse--2 floors below lobby)