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Police & Community Relations - How Local Public Health Can Help Bridge the Gap

Police & Community Relations - How Local Public Health Can Help Bridge the Gap

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will host its first-ever Twitter Chat with Executive Director LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH, to explore why violent confrontations involving police are a public health concern and what public health officials can do differently to help bridge relations between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. The Twitter Chat comes in the wake of the deaths of African American men and boys in confrontations with police that sparked civil unrest in Cincinnati, New York City, Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri.  Chat with Dr. Hasbrouck about how public health professionals can use their expertise to reduce this violence.   

Date:  Thursday, July 9, 2015

Time: 10:30 - 11:00 AM CT / 11:30 AM - Noon ET

(The Twitter Chat will follow a panel discussion at the 2015 NACCHO Annual Conference in Kansas City on police and community relations.  Tune in to the live webcast at 8:45 a.m. CT / 9:45 a.m. ET to watch the discussion here. For more information on the panel discussion click here. Panelists will also join Dr. Hasbrouck in the Twitter Chat.)  

How to Join: Register here. Follow @NACCHOalerts and @drlamarmd, and join the conversation by using the hashtag #NACCHOchats.

Topics to Discuss:

  • Violence as a public health problem
  • The connection between racism and people's health
  • The role of public health in investigating and preventing structural racism
  • Understanding how public health leaders can partner with law enforcement and others to assist in the prevention, response, and recovery of unintended consequences related to police violence

This is the first-ever Twitter Chat in a series of #NACCHOchats that will discuss timely public health issues and will be hosted by NACCHO leaders.  For more information, or to set up an interview with Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, please contact Jacqueline Bond at (301) 280-5746 or Jbond@burness.com.