Anthony Iton – a primary care physician, lawyer, and public health advocate dedicated to improving the health outcomes of disadvantaged populations – will present “A New Public Health Practice Targeting the Root Causes of Health Inequity” at 5:30pm on Tuesday, May 15 at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Auditorium in Sacramento.

His talk is part of UC Davis Health System’s Snively Visiting Professorship in Family and Community Medicine.

Iton is currently the senior vice president of healthy communities for The California Endowment and is known for blending the practice of medicine and law to tackle the foundations of health disparities related to race, class, wealth, education, geography or employment, according to a press release issued by UC Davis. He is also the health officer for Alameda County, and his past positions have included HIV diability rights attorney at the Berkeley Community Law Center, health care policy analyst with the Consumer Union, and advocate for the homeless in San Francisco.

The community is welcome to attend the talk on May 15 and there is no charge, however reservations are requested via email to snively@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.

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