Minority Student Caucus: Minority Health Conference 2001

Minority Student Caucus: Minority Health Conference 2001
Race, Class, and Environment: The State of Minority Health
23rd Annual Minority Health Conference and the
3rd Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
February 16, 2001

Among the most important accomplishments of the public health profession in the U.S. during the last century is the successful reduction of many environmental conditions and risk factors that negatively impact the health of the public. Improved sanitation, cleaner water supplies, and greater regulation of waste disposal are but a few of the improvements. However, even as we enter a new century, environmental risks remain a major public health concern for many poor and minority communities. The disparities suggest that community members, public health practitioners, public health researchers and industry representatives must all come together in order to better understand and address both enduring and emerging environmental threats to public health.
Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice
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