Unrest in Baltimore and Beyond: What is the Role for Public Health?

When West Baltimore exploded in violence following the death of a young, African-American man in police custody, the very community in which he died was torn apart. The burning of a local pharmacy, which also served as a convenience grocery store, instantly created both a food and a pharmaceutical desert. The blighted neighborhood was already among Baltimore’s most segregated, and the city itself has the 5th-highest murder rate in the country. What is the path back to health in that kind of environment? How can the public health community address violence?

Speakers: Dave Chokshi, Leana Wen
Festival: Spotlight Health 2015

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