July 14 – History of American Food Policy & Marginalized Communities (CME)

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The History of American Food Policy & Marginalized Communities

Friday, July 14, 2023


To understand the current food system in the United States, it is important to consider the history of food and agricultural policies, based on slavery and other racialized laws and policies, and the implications today on equity, health, and climate change. Dr. Mark Mitchell, the Co-founder and Director of the Climate and Health Equity Fellowship Program, will discuss this history and needed improvements to the U.S. Farm Bill, our pre-eminent food and nutrition legislation, to address these complex, interconnected issues.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit (s) ™


How to claim credit (004)

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Mark Mitchell, MD, MPH, FACPM
Associate Professor of Climate Change, Energy, & Environmental Health Equity at George Mason University

Founder and Director, Climate and Health Equity Fellowship
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) requires Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals responsible for the development, management, presentation, and/or evaluation of a CE activity. In order to fulfill this requirement, MSM can only approve a CE activity when all involved individuals have completed the following disclosure form.

Mark Mitchell, moderator for this activity has no financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and have indicated that the presentations or discussions will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Non-faculty contributors and other involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.
*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


Speaker Bio: Dr. Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell M.D., MPH, FACPM is an Associate Professor of Climate Change, Energy, & Environmental Health Equity at George Mason University, where he is the Founder and Director of the Climate and Health Equity Fellowship, a leadership development program for physicians of color to help diversify the climate and health movement to advance equitable climate solutions. He also co-chairs the National Medical Association’s Commission on Environmental Health and co-chairs the Governor’s Connecticut Equity and Environmental Justice Advisory Council (CEEJAC). A preventive medicine physician trained in environmental health and health policy, Dr. Mitchell has spent over twenty years working in the public health sector, including as Director of the Hartford, Connecticut Health Department and Deputy Director of the Kansas City, Mo Health Department. He spent fifteen years working with environmental justice communities to prevent and reduce environmentally related disease as well as to change policies that are detrimental to environmental health. He is the Founder and Senior Policy Advisor of the Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice.