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Note: Course content is available for free and continuing education credits are available for $3. If desired, you will be asked to pay the fee upon completion of the course material.

In the opening keynote of the Public Health Students of African Descent 32nd Annual Minority Health Conference, Dr. Theri Pickens presents key concepts of Black disability studies and it's difference from disability studies of other racial groups. Dr. Pickens addresses the impact of terminology when using words such as "disabled" and "impaired," and how the public health field can move beyond a basic understanding of disability to better understand the intersection of being Black and disabled.

Public health and human service professionals, academic researchers, and members of community-based organizations from multiple fields, including public health, education, and social work.

Learning Objectives
  • Clarify the basic tents of Black Disability Studies.
  • Explain possibilities of interpreting it in the humanities. 
  • Make connections to the public health & related fields.
Continuing Education Credit
1.0 CHES Category I CECH

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

University of Michigan Public Health Students of African Descent

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 HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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