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Wed 4/20/2022 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay) Center for Health Equity Event
Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay)
Wed 4/20/2022 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

Take a Health Professional to the People Day (TADay) is the University of Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity's health promotion and disease prevention initiative in partnership with African American-owned and -operated barbershops in several Pittsburgh communities. Health professionals (including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, nutritionists, health science students), public health educators, and health organizations volunteer their time to provide screening services and health education in the barbershops.TADay takes place in April in recognition of National Minority Health Month.


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BCHS Panel Discussion

Grand Rounds "Interrupting the Cycle of Violence" with Tio Hardiman of Chicago's CeaseFire Violence Interrupters

Wednesday 2/7 12:15PM - 1:45PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

The Violence Prevention Initiative at Pitt Public Health is pleased to host Tio Hardiman, Executive Director of CeaseFire Violence Interrupters, Inc., Chicago. Mr. Hardiman will speak on “Interrupting the Cycle of Violence,” which will be followed by a panel discussion. Firearm injury is a major public health challenge. In 2015 rates of homicide were 2.1 per 100,000 for whites but 17.2 per 100,000 for African Americans. Nonfatal firearm injuries by race were 4.7 vs. 58.6 per 100,000, respectively (CDC WISQARS). The CeaseFire model treats firearm violence as an infectious process and uses street-savvy
interventionists to interrupt violence.

Panelists Include:
 Richard Garland, MSW, Assistant
 Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

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 Taili Thompson, Allegheny County Health Department

Last Updated On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Borkowski, Matthew Gerard
Created On Tuesday, January 09, 2018

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