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‘The Effects of Racism on Health Care’

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT March 19

Location: Civil War Museum

Carthage alumna Dominique Pritchett ’07, a licensed clinical social worker, clinical substance abuse counselor, and psychotherapist, will speak about the stigma of mental illness at a special event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 19 at the Civil War Museum, in Kenosha. This event is free and open to the public.

Other featured presenters include Dr. Gwen Perry-Brye, clinical services director and assistant health officer for Kenosha County discussing the top Four Health Challenges for African-Americans, and Arlan Owens, a nurse with Aurora will discuss access to quality healthcare and cultural differences.

America continues to struggle with inequities in how many of its people are treated by the health care system, how they gain access to the system, what the outcomes are in both the short term and long term. People of color especially face more barriers, more hurdles and have more difficulties getting the care they need to survive and thrive in our society. The conversation will look at how cultural differences, economic issues and long-held stereotypes can prevent people of color from getting the best care or even the proper care.

By: Michele Hancock

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Location: Civil War Museum