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Marquette Forum
FRACTURED: Health AND Equity Local/Global

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HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS, HEALTHY NEIGHBORS: WHAT FRACTURES THE WELL-BEING OF MY COMMUNITY?

October 17, 2017

Marquette University joins the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s On the Table regionwide forum to offer a unique opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation about what we must do – individually and collectively – to improve the quality of life in our community. You are invited to share a meal and discuss challenges affecting the health of our neighborhoods and the opportunities to strengthen the well-being of our communities. Registration required.


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POVERTY MAKES US SICK: HOW MILWAUKEE IS ADDRESSING AN EPIDEMIC OF TRAUMA

November 8, 2017

Most of us are aware of the terrible post-traumatic stress that afflicts soldiers and civilians in war zones. But here at home, many residents of neighborhoods devastated by deindustrialization and joblessness experience a similarly debilitating “toxic stress.” A panel of medical providers, community stakeholders, and journalists will discuss how Milwaukee is addressing its epidemic of trauma from individual therapies to efforts to strengthen the broader community. Registration required.


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HEALTH EQUITY AND NATIVE COMMUNITIES: MARIA YELLOW HORSE BRAVE HEART

November 27, 2017

Dr. Brave Heart is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of New Mexico and Director of Native American and disparities research at the Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health. More information coming soon.

 


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WHEN YOU RETURN: TRANSLATING YOUR GLOBAL HEALTH EXPERIENCES TO MILWAUKEE

November 30, 2017

The Marquette Forum is co-hosting a workshop at the Medical College of Wisconsin during the seventh annual Global Health Week. The workshop will focus on A Transformation of Global Health Knowledge towards Community Disparities in Southeast Wisconsin. The workshop will explore existing global health educational experiences and define approaches to transform that energy and enthusiasm to address local health disparities.


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keynote lecture: David R. williams, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

March 27, 2018

The Marquette Forum is excited to have Dr. David R. Williams as the 2017-18 keynote speaker. Williams is the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University. Dr. Williams is an internationally recognized authority on social influences on health. He served as key scientific advisor to the award-winning PBS film series, Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? and his 2016 TED talk, How Racism Makes Us Sick, has been viewed nearly a million times. More information and registration coming soon.

 



About the Forum

For academic year 2017-18, Marquette University will engage in a year-long series of events focusing on health equity. Building on last year’s theme “Freedom Dreams Now,” this year will explore health disparities, the social determinants of health, and opportunities for achieving greater equity locally and globally. Engaging students, faculty, staff, and the communities making up greater Milwaukee, Forum events will focus on several dimensions of health equity:

  • Children’s health/social determinants of health
  • Mental health: enduring stigmas and challenges
  • Global health: developing Marquette networks
  • Incarceration and health
  • Milwaukee: accessing healthcare

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This site will be updated throughout the academic year as we add events to our schedule.