Spokane Regional Health District hosting free lecture by Dr. Phillip Gardiner regarding racial health disparities - May 24

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This is Spokane’s opportunity to hear from an esteemed professional who has
lectured around the country on racial health disparities for the past 15 years.
The health district will facilitate a conversation with Dr. Gardiner about these
inequities, and particularly about the African Americanization of menthol
cigarettes. Dr. Gardiner will share his perspective on efforts taking place to
fightback against this, including his work with the Chicago Department of
Health to help pass a local ordinance, the first of its kind in the country, to
restrict the sale of menthol and other flavored tobacco products within 500
feet of city schools. Dr. Gardiner is also an adjunct faculty member at Touro
University in Vallejo, a graduate medical college, where he teaches a course
on Health Disparities, as well as co-chair of the African American Tobacco
Control Leadership Council (AATCLC), a group of black professionals dedicated
to fighting the scourge of tobacco impacting the African American community
in California and nationally.

To register and to learn more about Dr. Gardiner's lecture, please click here.