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PBS Documentary Series -- Unnatural Causes… Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

For Release: _____, 2008
Contact: (Administrator Name, Title)
____ County Health Department
(Telephone #)

Unnatural Causes…. Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
PBS Series Discusses Health Care Crisis, March 27 – April 24

Why does the most powerful nation in the world have worse health outcomes than other nations, despite spending more than twice the amount of money per person on health care? How does racial discrimination impose an additional health burden at all income levels? How do the social conditions in which people are born, live and work affect health and longevity?

A new Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary series, “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” examines these questions, challenges current beliefs about health, and offers new remedies to address health care issues. The four-hour series will air from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on OETA PBS on consecutive Thursdays from March 27 to April 17.

The _____County Health Department joins the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma State Turning Point Council, the University of Central Oklahoma and OETA in viewing and discussing the series and seeking community input on the causes and potential solutions to socioeconomic and ethnic inequities in health.

(CHD – add your local viewings and discussions information here including the times, dates and places.)


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