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Community Trustbuilding Forum Series, Tuesday October 7

Written by Bruce Cruser

Bruce Cruser has been Executive Director of Mental Health Virginia since 2016, bringing a background in social work and community corrections, and many years of leadership experience in local and state government.

September 25, 2014

This series of regular forums brings stimulating and provocative speakers to Richmond to explore historic perspectives, current realities, and future hopes for regional cooperation in the Richmond metropolitan area. Leaders from the public and private sectors come together to address key issues and encourage partnership across divides of race, class and jurisdiction.

When people engage, communities change!

Join us for the first in a new series of forums

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The social determinants of health

When: Tuesday, October 7, 12:00-2:00pm

Location: Richmond Times-Dispatch, 300 E. Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219

Keynote speaker: Dr. David Williams

Dr.Williams is the Norman Professor of Public Health and African American Studies at Harvard University.  He is internationally recognized as a leading social scientist focused on social influences on health. His research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which race, racism, socioeconomic status, stress, health behaviors and religious involvement can affect physical and mental health.

At this forum Dr. Williams will address the social determinants of health and will engage with a panel from the Richmond health community. He says of the disparities, “Doing nothing has a cost that we should not continue to bear.”

The forum is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Those wishing to order lunch are asked to make a $10 donation

For questions about the program please email or call 804-358-1764.

Partner organizations include:

  • Bon Secours Richmond Health System
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Richmond Peace Education Center
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • VCU Center for Health Disparities
  • YMCA of Greater Richmond

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