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.
Dr. Fleischer's research investigates how the broader social and policy environments impact health disparities and the health of vulnerable populations, in the US and around the world. Her research focuses on global non-communicable disease risk, with an emphasis on smoking, obesity, and diabetes. Smoking disparities in the U.S. are pervasive and persistent. Tobacco control policies may be one mechanism through which these disparities can either be reduced or exacerbated. In this seminar, Dr. Fleischer will discuss the complexity of smoking disparities in the U.S. by education, income, and race/ethnicity, and a newly funded grant that will examine which combination of tobacco control policies may be best to decrease disparities in smoking initiation and cessation, and thereby improve downstream health equity.
Nancy Fleischer, PhD, MPH
John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology,
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
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Last Updated On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by Cotter, Susan
Created On Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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