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"Unnatural Causes" Film Showings and Health Discussions Announced

Categories: 2010 Press Releases | Author: Peggy Carlson | Posted: 4/21/2010 | Views: 23791


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April 21, 2010                                        CONTACT:   Steve O’Neil, County Commissioner, District 2
                                                                            St. Louis County Courthouse, Duluth, MN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        Phone: (218) 726-2359 Cell: (218) 348-0473

                     “Unnatural Causes” Film Showings and Health Discussions Announced
                                                  … is inequality making us sick?

St. Louis County Commissioner Steve O’Neil, in cooperation with the St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Department, will be hosting a viewing of two segments of the acclaimed documentary, Unnatural Causes.  Unnatural Causes is a six part documentary series exploring America’s racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health.  It uncovers startling new findings that suggest there is much more to staying healthy in America than behavior, health care, and family history. USA Today had this to say about the film series, “Riveting...Explores why your bank account, race, and zip code are more powerful predictors of healthiness than your medical coverage, habits, and genes.”

There will be two free opportunities open to the public for viewing the film, followed by a short discussion period lead by Commissioner O’Neil and county Public Health Educator Jim Skoog.

Unnatural Causes:  Why is Your Street Address Such a Strong Predictor of Your Health?

Monday, April 26, 2010                                   Tuesday, May 18, 2010
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church                             Portman Community Center
1710 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN             4601 McCullogh Street, Duluth, MN
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                                      6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


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