Date: January 21, 2021
Time: 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. (Central time)
Webinar Series: Hot Topics in Public Health and Community Nutrition
This webinar will address how racial bias leads to public and nutritional health access disparities and consequential health risks across the five levels of the Social-Ecological Model. Participants will identify examples of explicit and implicit racial bias and observe racially inclusive and affirming nutrition services in public health and clinical settings. Racial literacy tools for health care providers will be shared, and participants will leave the webinar with an individualized anti-racism toolkit for self-learning and confidence to provide inclusive and affirming public health and clinical nutrition services to diverse racial and ethnic groups.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 1040, 1070, 4020
Performance Indicators: 8.2.1, 1.1.1, 2.1.3
- Understand racism as a public and nutritional health issue
- Identify anti-racism actions and outcomes through the five levels of the Social-Ecological Model
- Create an anti-racism toolkit for self-learning
Veronica M. Jones, PhD, MPH, CHES
Veronica M. Jones, PhD, MPH, CHES, has a BA from Spelman College, an MPH from Rutgers School of Public Health, and a PhD in Urban Systems, Urban Health Concentration from the Rutgers School of Nursing. She has over 10 years of experience in managing public health and grant-based programs. Veronica is currently an Assistant Director, Program Operations at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center, Rutgers School of Nursing. In this role, she oversees the day-to-day project activities for the Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening and Treatment among People with or at Risk for HIV project funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). In her recent dissertation, "The S Factor: Exploring the Relationships among the Superwoman Schema, Stress and Self-care in Professional Black Women," Dr. Jones examined the factors contributing to stress as well as the self-care practices of professional Black women in an urban environment. Results from the study highlight the necessity of developing self-care and stress management programs that prevent or delay chronic disease among this subset of Black women. Dr. Jones serves as an independent consultant in the private, public, and business sectors to help employers and employees identify and address racial bias in the provision of public health and clinical health care services.