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‘Unnatural Causes: Is Inequity Making Us Sick?’

First of four episodes airs Friday, March 28

March 25, 2008

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas PBS, KLVX-TV 10 will begin airing Unnatural Causes: Is Inequity Making Us Sick? at 10 p.m., Friday, March 28. This four-part documentary series explores how social conditions in which Americans are born, live and work affect their health. Weekly topics will include: “In Sickness and in Wealth,” “When the Bough Breaks,” Becoming American,” “Bad Sugar,” “Place Matters,” “Collateral Damage,” and “Not Just a Paycheck.” Additional information is available at www.unnaturalcauses.org.

The Nevada Alliance to End Health Disparities (NAEHD) and its member organizations encourage all Clark County residents to watch the Unnatural Causes series. NAEHD and partner organizations will be hosting town hall forums during the spring and summer to discuss the documentary series, engage in a dialogue about the health impacts of disparities and work together to develop solutions. Everyone is invited to attend and become part of a movement to improve health. Dates, times and locations for the town hall forums have not yet been confirmed.

Please contact Celeste Folmar, chair, Community Partners for Better Health Coalition, (702) 256 2724 or Dr. Melva Thompson-Robinson, assistant professor/director Center for Health Disparities Research, (702) 895-1127 for more information about the upcoming community forums.

Visit the Media Contacts webpage for media related inquiries.


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