Host Film Screening: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Posted by on December 8, 2008

The Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health is looking for community partners to co-sponsor showings of Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?, a DVD series which recently aired on PBS.

Unnatural Causes helps us to think about health in a different way.  Good health is more than just personal lifestyle choices, genes and access to health care. All of these things are important.  But there is more: the conditions in which we are born, live and work—our jobs, schools, built space, transportation—can get under our skin and affect the way we act.  The lack of access to resources can lead to long-term stress that can decrease our chances for good health.

The Health Department is planning a number of upcoming events to be held in libraries across the City. At the meetings, participants will view Unnatural Causes and discuss what we need to be healthy in Philadelphia.

Community partners will let their neighbors, friends, and group members about the events, come to the event and join the discussion, lead a discussion about work you are doing to improve the health of Philadelphians.

The department is looking for partners to work with either for an event that has already been scheduled to set up one in their neighborhoods.

To discuss become a community partner, email Mayla Henderson at or call 215-686-5263.

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