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ADVISORY (Tuesday, 11/13): CARDIN TO SPEAK AT PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT REPORT DETAILING HEALTH INEQUITIES IN BALTIMORE CITY



ADVISORY (Tuesday, 11/13): CARDIN TO SPEAK AT PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT REPORT DETAILING HEALTH INEQUITIES IN BALTIMORE CITY

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CONTACTS:  Betty Anne Williams
202-789-3530 / bawilliams@jointcenter.org
 <mailto:bawilliams@jointcenter.org>  
Or Susan Sullam (Cardin) 410-960-2440 
November 9, 2012
                                                                               


CARDIN TO SPEAK AT PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT REPORT DETAILING HEALTH INEQUITIES IN BALTIMORE CITY

On Tuesday, November 13U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will attend a press conference held by The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies on its report, “Place Matters for Health in Baltimore:  Ensuring Equitable Opportunities for Good Health.” The report found a 30-year difference in life expectancy across Census tracts in the city.  Census tracts with a high proportion of people of color, the report found, disproportionately suffer from a lack of investment in the structures that help people to be healthy, such as high-quality schools and housing.  These communities also tend to host a disproportionate concentration of health risks, such as environmental degradation, vendors selling unhealthy products, and unsafe streets. The report offers a number of policy strategies to address these neighborhood-level health risks. Both Senator Cardin and U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings will speak about the report at the press conference..
 
What:             A report on health inequities in Baltimore city, with a focus on race and place.

Who:
               The Joint Center for Political Studies Health Policy Institute and its Place Matters Initiative will release its report on health inequities in Baltimore City.  Speakers will include Senator Cardin and Congressman Cummings, along with Carlessia A. Hussein, R.N., Dr. P.H., Director, Minority Health and Health Disparities in the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D., Vice President and Director of the Joint Center Health Policy Institute.

When:            
Tuesday, November 13, 2012                        
                      
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          
 
 
 
Where:         Druid Heights Community Development Corporation
                        2140 McCulloh Street
                        Baltimore, Maryland
                                   

For questions or press inquiries, please contact Betty Anne Williams at (202) 789-3505 or bawilliams@jointcenter.org.


The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is one of the nation’s leading research and public policy institutions and the only one whose work focuses primarily on issues of particular concern to African Americans and other people of color. To learn more, please visitwww.jointcenter.org
 <http://www.jointcenter.org.