"UNNATURAL CAUSES" Video Screening

ANNOUNCING….  Special screenings of selected episodes from this award-winning documentary series at the Waltham Public Library

“UNNATURAL CAUSES…is inequality making us sick?” investigates findings that are shaking up our conventional understanding of health.  There’s much more to our well-being than genes, behaviors and medical care.  The social, economic and physical environments in which we are born, live and work profoundly affect our health.  Broadcast by PBS, this series tackles the root causes of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health.

Learn more about this documentary at www.unnaturalcauses.org.

These events are FREE and all are welcome.  All screenings will be held in the Lecture Hall of the Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street.  Each screening will be facilitated by a member of the Regional Center for Healthy Communities (Metrowest) and include an audience participation group discussion. Healthy snacks will be provided.


Feb 25-In Sickness and in Wealth: How does the distribution of power, wealth and resources shape opportunities for health?

March 18-Becoming American: Latino immigrants arrive healthy, so why don’t they stay that way?

April 15-Place Matters: Why is your street address such a strong predictor of your health?


5:30pm – Doors Open, Refreshments

6:00pm – Introduction by Facilitator

6:15pm – Begin Video, followed by discussion, finish by 8:00pm


Please RSVP by sending email to info@healthy-waltham.org so we have numbers for snacks and seating. Childcare will be available on a first come first served basis for children age 5 and up; if you need childcare, please call Francisca at 617-208-1562 to confirm space for your children.

This special event is sponsored by Listen and Learn, a Mount Auburn Hospital collaboration with Healthy Waltham, WATCH, Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center, Power Program and Waltham Family School.  Funding from the BCBS Foundation of MA.

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