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Anderson Opens December 3rd Conference

December 13, 2014 | Community News

IMG_1647Deputy Director of NJPHK, Dr. Darrin Anderson, welcomed over 300 teachers, health professionals, social service leaders and other advocates for healthy communities to the Building, Healthy, Equitable Communities Conference held on December 3rd at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ. During his opening remarks, Dr. Anderson gave an update on the relationship of adverse childhood experiences to adult health. He indicated that the more categories of trauma experienced in childhood, the greater the likelihood of experiencing medical and/or social problems.

He challenged participants to “have the audacity” that Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of – ‘that all people should have access to food, education, culture, dignity equality and freedom.’ “Remember why we’re here today,” Anderson reminded the audience…”to actively ensure that all have not only equality but equity.”

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