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"Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?" Documentary Film Series at UNH Manchester

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A seven-part documentary series exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health will be screened at UNH Manchester this fall. The series is sponsored by the college’s communication arts program, the Minority Health Coalition, and the Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center. All of the events are free and open to the public and will be held in UNH Manchester’s third floor auditorium. Visit www.manchester.unh.edu/events for more information.

“Unnatural Causes” is a groundbreaking new documentary series by PBS that crisscrosses the country exploring how the social conditions in which Americans are born, live and work profoundly affect health and longevity, even more than medical care, behaviors and genes. This series challenges fundamental beliefs about what makes Americans healthy - or sick - and offers new remedies for an ailing society.

“In Sickness and In Wealth”, Thursday, Sept. 20, noon-1:30, Third Floor Auditorium
How does the distribution of power, wealth and resources shape opportunities for health?

“When the Bough Breaks”, Thursday, Sept. 27, noon-1:30, Third Floor Auditorium
Can racism become embedded in the body and affect birth outcomes?

“Becoming American”, Thursday, Oct. 4, noon-1:30, Third Floor Auditorium
Latino immigrants arrive healthy, so why don’t they stay that way?

“Bad Sugar”, Thursday, Oct. 11, noon-1:30, Third Floor Auditorium
What are the connections between diabetes, oppression, and empowerment in two Native American communities?

“Place Matters”, Thursday, Oct. 18, noon-1:30, Third Floor Auditorium
Why is your street address such a strong predictor of your health?

“Collateral Damage”, Thursday, Oct. 25, noon-1:30, Third Floor Auditorium
How do Marshall Islanders pay for globalization and U.S. military policy with their health?

“Not Just a Paycheck”, Thursday, Nov. 1, noon-1:30, Third Floor Auditorium
Why do layoffs take such a huge toll in Michigan but cause hardly a ripple in Sweden?

Continuing Education Information
Nurses: The Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Hampshire Nurses’ Association Commission on Continuing Education, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 
7.0 contact hours. Activity Number: 1057

Physicians: The Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.