View the live webcast here on August 15, 2013 – no call-in number or password necessary.

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the US, killing more than 400,000 Americans every year. Unfortunately, tobacco use is also a social justice issue, disproportionately affecting people who face discrimination and barriers to health based on their socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, mental health, sexual orientation, geographic location, and nature of their employment and occupation. For years, Legacy has been committed to funding programs, research, grants, counter-marketing efforts and other initiatives that address the impact that smoking has on individuals, as well as tobacco industry marketing that targets underserved communities. 

This August, Legacy will host a special panel discussion as part of the Kenneth E. Warner Series Lecture that puts a spotlight on social determinants of tobacco use and diseases and deaths caused by tobacco. We have invited a distinguished group of speakers who will help identify strategies to tackle tobacco-related health inequities. Please save the date and join us in-person, or tune in via webcast for the event. 

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Amber Bullock

Executive Vice President for Program Development, Legacy


Paula Braveman, MD, MPH

Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health; Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California San Francisco

Bridgette E. Garrett Ph.D. M.S.

Associate Director for Health Equity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health

Marjorie Paloma, MPH

Senior Policy Advisor for the Health Group, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Edith Cabuslay, MPH

Program Services Manager, San Mateo County Health System, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Unit