Minority Student Caucus: Minority Health Conference 1999

 
Raising Resilient Children: How Communities of Color Respond to the Challenge
 
21st Annual Minority Health Conference and the
5th Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
February 19, 1999
 
Healthy and resilient children are those who can withstand and overcome the obstacles and stresses that arise in day-to-day life. Challenges to the health of U.S. children involve a wide range of sociocultural, political, and economic factors, including low socioeconomic status and high-risk environments. For example, almost half of all childhood deaths are caused by unintentional injuries. Death and disability in children can be reduced through education for both children and their caregivers, improved access to health and social services, and the implementation of policies that protect the health and well-being of U.S. children.

Stephen B. Thomas, PhD
Associate Professor and Director
Institute for Minority Health Research
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

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