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Health Equity Intitiative Community Screening and Dialogue - When the Bough Breaks
Monday, March 24, 2008 - 12:00pm to Monday, March 24, 2008 - 2:00pm

Multnomah County Health Department Health Equity Initiative
Community Screening and Dialogue

When the Bough Breaks

Monday, March 24, 12 noon - 2 p.m.

Central Library
801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland OR 97205

Starting in March, Multnomah County will be one of several communities across the country to feature the documentary Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick in a series of public screenings. Unnatural Causes, a seven-part documentary, is shaking up our understanding of what really makes us healthy or sick. We invite you to join us in dialogues with community members, community-based organizations, civic and business leaders, and local elected officials, to discuss the root causes of health inequities as well as long-term solutions. For more information about the Health Equity Initiative, visit


Each screening will focus on a particular topic and feature a different section of the series, and refreshments will be served at all events. This dialogue will discuss:

When the Bough Breaks

Did you know African American women with college degrees are still at higher risk for poor birth outcomes than white women with high school diplomas? Since genetics is not the issue, what could account for the differences we see in different racial groups? Is it possible that racism affects our health? Find out how.