Community Health: Power, Technology, and Health

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Topic: Community Health: Power, Technology, and Health
Location: Clough Lounge
Time: 11am-1:45pm
Date: Thursday, March 14th
Victuals: Catered Lunch 

Through two panels featuring speakers from Georgia Farmers Market Association, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory, GT's Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems, and the International Rescue Committee's Youth Leadership Team, this event explores the question, "what is the role of technology in addressing barriers to good health, especially in communities that have been traditionally marginalized?"  This guiding question entails examining how health-related organizations and agencies differently define "good health" and how access to power (political, cultural, and financial) impacts the way that communities interact with health-related technologies.  In conjunction with our Serve-Learn-Sustain Linked Courses Program focused on Community Health, this event also centers the concept of "community health."   In the framework used in our program, individual health and community health are symbiotic - with community health dependent on the health behaviors and health outcomes of individuals within the community and individual health dependent on the health status of the community.The first panel will focus on community health at the local and regional registers, while second panel will engage global perspectives; however, both panels will highlight the connectedness of local and global community health challenges and innovations.  Featured panelists include Sagdrina Jalal of Georgia Farmers Market Association, David Addiss of the Task Force for Global Health, and Grace Paulsen of the International Rescue Committee. Hence, the symposium also explores how professionals from different disciplines and sectors view the concept of "community health" through the specific lenses of the communities--whether here in Atlanta or abroad-- with which they work. We hope you can join us for both panels, and enjoy lunch and conversation during the time in between! 

Two Sessions: 11:00am - 12:00pm (Morning Session - Community Health: Focus on Georgia ); 12:30pm - 1:45pm (Afternoon Session - Community Health: Widen the Lens)  Lunch will be offered during the session break between 12:00pm - 12:30pm

About Liam Rattray & Liam's Legacy:

The Liam's Legacy Symposium honors the memory of Liam Rattray, an outstanding and socially-committed Georgia Tech Honors Program student who was tragically killed by a drunk driver just a few weeks after his graduation, in 2011.  We mourn his death, but we also celebrate his life in this annual event that carries his name and draws upon his legacy of engagement and activism.


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  • Created: 02/28/2019
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