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February 20, 2024
2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Time
In this lecture, Daniel E. Dawes, Bar Doctor explores the important link between mental health and systemic health from an equity perspective, and discusses how to learn from and repair past problems to achieve mental health equity in the future . David Thatcher, M.D., the 16th U.S. Surgeon General, concluded:There is no health without mental health ” And if there is no mental health equity, there is no health equity.
Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s approach to addressing the root causes of social problems, Dr. Dawes will focus on examining the underlying determinants of mental health inequities from upstream. This presentation delves into the complex historical and contemporary reasons behind the rise in mental health problems and racial disparities in mental health, and explores ways to ensure mental health equity for all people in the United States .
About Daniel E. Dawes, Doctor of the Bar
Dr. Daniel E. Dawes is a health equity and policy expert, educator, and researcher who currently serves as Executive Vice President and Executive Director of the Institute for Global Public Health at Meharry Medical College. Dawes is also the founding dean of the School of Global Public Health at Meharry Medical College, the first public health school at a historically Black institution.
He previously served as vice president and executive director of the Thatcher Institute for Health Leadership at Morehouse School of Medicine. A pioneering and nationally respected voice in the health equity movement, his scholarship and leadership, particularly the innovative political determinants of health frameworks he pioneered, prioritized policies that prioritized health equity. and laws have increased.
About the Director’s Innovation Speaker series
NIMH established the Directors’ Innovation Speaker Series to encourage broad interdisciplinary thinking in the development of scientific endeavors and programs, and to encourage theoretical leaps in science for continued incremental thinking. Innovation speakers describe their work in terms of breaking down existing boundaries and developing successful new ideas, as well as working outside of their primary area of expertise in ways that advance their field. This is encouraged. We encourage discussion about the meaning of innovation, creativity, breakthroughs, and paradigm shifts.
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Closed captioning and sign language interpretation will be provided at this event.