HEALTH IS MORE THAN HEALTH CARE: The Documentary Series
Produced by California Newsreel in association with Vital Pictures, Inc.
Presented by the National Minority Consortia of public television
Public Engagement Campaign in association with the Joint Center Health Policy Institute
A four-hour documentary series exploring socio-economic and racial inequities in health
Airing four consecutive Thursdays, March 27 to April 17, 2008
Website : http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/
UNNATURAL CAUSES TOOLKIT
Public policy change is critical to achieving health equity. But how can organizations use the series to educate, organize and advocate for changes that will make a difference?
The UNNATURAL CAUSES toolkit provides facilitation tips, background, sample agendas, and guidelines for planning an effective screening – one that not only deepens understanding of issues but serves as a step towards further involvement.
Policy Guide: http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/policy_guide.php
“…..What does social policy have to do with health?
Decisions that governments and corporations make every day benefit some and burden others. Unfortunately, they often reinforce class, racial and gender inequities that contribute to unequal patterns of illness and premature death. Building a social movement that can advocate effectively for more equitable social policies is critical to changing our economic, physical and social environments so that they promote rather than threaten our health.
In other words, tackling health inequities is unavoidably a matter of politics; of engaging in struggles over how we want our government to allocate resources, regulate corporate power, and implement the principles of democracy. It is also a matter of empowering communities and reshaping institutions to address the social and economic conditions that profoundly shape our health…”
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