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Prison Abolition as a Route to Health Equity (On Demand-No CE)

Started Mar 16, 2021


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PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available in this free version of the course.

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Keynote from PHSAD's 34th annual Minority Health Equity Conference, Disrupt to Reconstruct: Mass Incarceration to Prison Abolition

Prison abolition is a key component of health equity. Join Ericka Huggins as she discusses the past, present, and future of the prison abolition movement, alternative forms of justice, and how the prison industrial complex harms us all.


Public health professionals in all settings, including governmental public health, non-profits, health systems, etc. as well as across disciplines, whether health education, nursing, environmental health, leadership, etc.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the prison industrial complex and its impact on health disparities
  • Explain alternate approaches towards criminal justice, such as prison abolition, and the connection to health equity


Ericka Huggins, Facilitator at World Trust and Speaker at The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture, Speak Out Now


This conference is offered by the Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD) at the University of Michigan School of Public Health with support from the Region V Public Health Training Center and the Office of Student Engagement and Practice.

The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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