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Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities

Description

For those that live in poverty, an unhealthy environment can contribute to being trapped in a cycle of poverty. For example: bad air quality is correlated with increased chronic illnesses; being out sick leads to poor performance in work or school; poor performance leads to an inability to get ahead; this leads to living in unhealthy environments; and the cycle continues.

The effects of this vicious cycle have been highlighted by the COVID-19 epidemic. Chronic health conditions, which are more prevalent in those residing in environmentally-poor living conditionshave caused a disproportionate number of people of color to die from Covid-19 (on top of unequal access to healthcare and testing).

While there are so many things that need fixing right now, the journey of a 1000 miles begins with one step, and there are several positive things we can all do, right now, to create change and build good habits that are healthy for us, our communities, AND the earth.

This Atlanta Science Tavern will feature a panel discussion about successful programs and how these can be translated to other locations throughout Georgia.

Agenda

December 19, 2020

7:00pm – Begin Admission

7:10pm – Presentation

7:45 – Q&A

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