Speaker to present framework used to understand rural health inequities

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Speaker to present framework used to understand rural health inequities


Christal Badour will give a virtual talk, “Using a Health Equity Framework to Understand Trauma and Substance Use in Rural Appalachia,” at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

The event is free and open to the public. Register for the Zoom link..

People in the rural Appalachian region of the United States experience serious health inequities including multiple substance use and mental health morbidities as well as premature mortality. Badour will present on several projects aimed at understanding the multi-level factors at the individual, social/community, policy and societal levels that serve to maintain and exacerbate existing health disparities in the areas of substance use, psychological trauma and sleep health.

Badour is a licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the University of Kentucky Clinic for Emotional Health. Her research focuses on understanding factors involved in the development, maintenance and treatment of psychopathology following exposure to violence and other traumatic events.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Rural Drug Addiction Research Center and the Minority Health Disparities Initiative.

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