July 14 – The History of American Food Policy & Marginalized Communities (CME)
Climate & Health Equity Webinar Series
Friday, July 14, 2023 | Virtual | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Note: CME available, see below for more info and to register
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) ™
Speaker Bio: Dr. Mark Mitchell
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. He spent 15 years working with environmental justice communities to prevent and reduce environmentally related diseases as well as to change policies that are detrimental to environmental health. Dr. Mitchell co-chairs the NMA’s Commission on Environmental Health, where he provides environmental health education and advocates on behalf of NMA. He has served on several EPA and FDA advisory committees and has received a number of awards for his community and environmental health leadership. Dr. Mitchell earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his Masters of Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University.