- Associated Press - Friday, April 1, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The president of the American Public Health Association is speaking on 100 years of health disparities among minorities in America.

Dr. Camara Jones delivers the keynote lecture Friday at 10 a.m. at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center.

Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impact of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.

Her lecture is free and open to the public.

It is the ninth annual Rep. James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture, which attempts to assist national and regional researchers, public health officials, medical professionals, policy makers and community leaders share information to improve their communities.

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