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Walter Presents to Host Dr. Bruce Friedman Lecture

California State University, Bakersfield’s (CSUB) Walter Stiern Library will be hosting “Walter Presents: Dr. Bruce Friedman,” a scholar lecture on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Walter Stiern Library. Dr. Bruce Friedman is a researcher, author and International Coordinator of the Health and Limited Access Consortium. Friedman will discuss his book, Public Health, Social Work and Health Inequalities, published by Nova Scientific.

Dr. Friedman’s book explores the idea of societal research, which has demonstrated a direct correlation between income disparities and health disparities. He will examine the dynamic, “the poorer the population, the less healthy the population becomes.” In the last 30 years, there has been an increasing gap between the wealthy and poor in many industrialized societies. The book presents an international perspective about the role of social work in addressing health disparities mental health policies instituted in Brazil. There are also chapters about working with indigenous populations, adverse childhood effects on adults, working with minority populations, alternatives to suspension and expulsion in high school, obesity, and more.

Friedman will provide an overview of the book and will discuss Social Work Health Inequalities Network (SWHIN) and the international aspects of working with others globally to address problems, along with any other chapters that interest the audience. The chapter will also be used to demonstrate how problems in Kern County relate to similar issues around the world and how we can learn from each other. Friedman will be joined by Camila Chavez and Kevin McNeill, both chapter authors in the book, who will be addressing the suspension/expulsion issue in Kern County.

This will be a discussion you don’t want to miss!     

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