There are many health and health equity concerns associated with police and policing. Moving beyond the statement that policing is a public health issue, this webinar will provide some historical background of policing and public health in the U.S., as well as information on the current state. This presentation will also provide strategies and resources for policing reform.
Free to enroll. No CE available.
Public health or social service practitioners, as well as community members
– Discuss the history of policing in the US and its effects on health and health equity
– Explain the origins of the health code and the connection between policing and public health
– Describe the cumulative effects of systemic racism and policing on health in communities of color
– Discuss evidence-based strategies for police reform and addressing harms