From Xanthi: Are the students working with the groups to get them ready for the exhibition? I have the money for photo printing and stuff, but I was hoping they’d be able to make sure we were good to go. Thanks, Xanthi
On Wednesday, when each group talks about their experiences working with the groups, please also talk about how the planning process is going for the exhibition. Also, if I forget, someone please remind me to take a tally of how many of you think you’ll be able to a) help with the planning of the exhibition and b) make it to the exhibition.
Here is an article from the NY Times that Tim spotted that serves as a good example of the effects of the free market on health in relation to the distribution of resources.
Chilean Town Withers in Free Market for Water
Please remember to take 10-12 photos of the built environment and (your) health in the next two weeks. I would like you to bring either your digital cameras with USB computer connecting cord or your photos on a flash/thumbdrive to class on Wednesday, March 25th. You will participate in a Photovoice focused group discussion that day.
I have added a new page to this blog on the Built Environment Photovoice Project. You will find useful links for planning and organizing your project on this page.
Tim asked that I post this article from the NY Times to share with the class, especially in light of our conversation about public health, social justice, and nutrition during our last meeting.
No Lunch Left Behind
I read this article in the NY Times this morning–“Furloughs in California Close Many State Offices”–Think about who is affected by furloughs–and how this is going to translate into health inequities.
How might the article, “I am a Racially Profiling Doctor,” (printed in the NY Times, May 5, 2002) relate to what H. Jack Geiger (2006) refers to as “physician factors” contributing to the perpetuation of health inequities?
I thought some of you might be interested in a NY Times article, “The Epidemic That Wasn’t,” which we may talk about in class next week. Think about how the social determinants of health are implicated in the invention of this “epidemic.”
Good morning and happy snow day! Due to the fact that our class is cancelled today, I am going to try to combine some of the activities that we were going to do this week with next week’s activities.
If you have taken a look at the course syllabus, you will see that you are usually expected to write a blog comment on the readings each week (except for the weeks noted on the syllabus). Since we are not meeting today and I am not able to explain how to write a blog comment in person, I do not expect you to write a blog response for next week. However, I do expect you to do the readings for week 2/next week.
You can access the course readings from the “course readings page” on this blog.
Please let me know if you have any difficulty downloading the articles or if you have any questions about the course so far.
See you next Wednesday morning at 9:30am in DuBois 767,
This course blog will primarily serve as a place for you to post responses to the course readings (as comments). Please note that we will be meeting this semester on Wednesdays, from 9:30am-12noon in the DuBois library building, Room 767. We are meeting in this room because it will allow each of us access to a computer over the course of the semester. I am looking forward to working with all of you this semester.