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Pollution and Public Health: Need for Policy as a Solution

  • Saturday, March 20, 2021
  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Dr. Amy Schulz who has her PhD in Sociology and her MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education has done her research on the social and physical environmental factors that contribute to health and health inequity. Appearing in the American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, and more, Dr. Schulz has partnered with local (Detroit) community based organizations. Specifically adopting a solution based approach to determine the potential for public health action plans as a method for reducing air pollution and promoting health in Detroit.

Angela G Reyes, who has her MPH is a community activist for the city of Detroit and member of Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments. Known for her expertise in critical policy issues affecting Urban neighborhoods, she has addressed international and national audiences sharing best practices in resolving community issues, including cultural awareness, youth gangs and violence, substance abuse, immigration, educational reform, community-based participatory research, policy development, and community organizing.

Together, Dr. Schulz and Mrs. Reyes will talk on the need for policy as a solution to combat the inequity on health driven by pollution exposure.