Original Air Date: Wednesday, sep. 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET

Using an Intersectional Framework to Address Tobacco Use Disparities

Intersectionality is a framework that examines how a person’s different social and political identities interact to influence their experiences of discrimination and privilege.  Current tobacco control initiatives often focuses on single sociodemographic factors, such as just mental health challenges, ignoring the additional multiple intersectional identities, such as race, gender, geography, income and education, that can raise tobacco use risk.  

 Applying an intersectional approach to tobacco use disorder, one that accounts for intersecting identities, cancan help organizations and clinicians effectively tailor interventions and address health disparities. 

Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control, at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, on Wednesday, September 27th, 1:30-2:30 PM ET for a Webinar titled: Using an Intersectional Framework to Address Tobacco Use Disparities 

By joining this webinar, participants will: 

  • Understand intersectionality and its use as a framework in addressing health disparities. 
  • Apply an intersectional lens to understand tobacco use disparities.  
  • Identify strategies that leverage intersectionality to reduce tobacco use burdens and address tobacco cessation inequities.  

The webinar will feature the following speakers: 

  • Kimberly Caldwell, Tobacco Program Manager, The Center for Black Health and Equity 
  • Taslim van Hattum LCSW, MPH, Senior Director of Practice Improvement, National Council for Mental Wellbeing


Additional Resources:

  • Crenshaw, K. W. (2017). On intersectionality: Essential writings. The New Press.
  • Ted Talk. Kimberlé Crenshaw The Urgency of Intersectionality. (2016).  https://www.ted.com/talks/kimberle_crenshaw_the_urgency_of_intersectionality?language=en   
  • Sheffer, C. E., Williams, J. M., Erwin, D. O., Smith, P. H., Carl, E., & Ostroff, J. S. (2022). Tobacco-Related Disparities Viewed Through the Lens of Intersectionality. Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 24(2), 285–288. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntab193
  • Yardi, I. (2020). On Intersectionality in Healthcare. https://www.jyi.org/blog/2020/9/5/on-intersectionality-in-healthcare
  • Sabik, N. J. (2021). The Intersectionality Toolbox: A Resource for Teaching and Applying an Intersectional Lens in Public Health. Public Health. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.772301. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2021.772301/full
  • Chaudhary, R. (2021). Intersectionality and Tackling Barriers to Health Care. https://europeansting.com/2021/11/22/intersectionality-and-tackling-barriers-to-health-care/
  • Wolfe, R. et al. (2017). Using Intersectionality to Better Understand Health System Resilience. https://resyst.lshtm.ac.uk/sites/resyst/files/content/attachments/2018-08-21/Resilience%20and%20intersectionality%20brief.pdf
  • Samra, R. et al. (2021). Adopting an Intersectionality Framework to Address Power and Equity in Medicine. The Lancet. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32513-7. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32513-7/fulltext

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