STCC virtual event to explore health, wealth and race
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Why does COVID-19 have a particularly devastating impact on Black communities? How does your neighborhood impact your health? How does racism impact health outcomes?
These are some of the questions a Springfield Technical Community College professor will raise during a live webinar on Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. Titled “Health, Wealth and Race,” the event will feature a presentation by Dr. Raja Staggers, assistant professor in Social & Behavioral Sciences at STCC.
STCC students, staff and faculty as well as the general public are invited to attend the Zoom webinar. Visit stcc.io/staggers to register for the free webinar.
Staggers will explore race-based disparities in health outcomes with a focus on the disproportionate burden of COVID-19. In addition, she will consider the impact of a community’s environment and systemic racism on health. She will offer recommendations to address health inequities.
Staggers is a public health sociologist and social researcher in the areas of health Inequities and race and racism. She received a doctorate in medical sociology and social inequality from Howard University and a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Community Health Education from New York University.
She has facilitated national conversations on discrimination and the impact on health and has led trainings on anti-racism, cultural competency, and health equity.
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About Springfield Technical Community College
STCC, the Commonwealth's only technical community college, continues the pioneering legacy of the Springfield Armory with comprehensive and technical education in manufacturing, STEM, healthcare, business, social services, and the liberal arts. STCC's highly regarded workforce, certificate, degree, and transfer programs are the most affordable in Springfield and provide unequalled opportunity for the vitality of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1967, the college – a designated Hispanic Serving Institution – seeks to close achievement gaps among students who traditionally face societal barriers. STCC supports students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.
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