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U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial & Ethnic Discrimination & Promote Equality (JAPER)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Brazilian Ministry of Health are collaborating under the U.S. Department of State led U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality (JAPER), a binational agreement signed in 2008.

JAPER is a bilateral instrument that targets racial discrimination; provides a platform for cooperation to combat racial discrimination broadly; and shares best practices in tackling discrimination in education, law enforcement, labor, health, gender-based violence, economic empowerment, and many other areas. CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) coordinates U.S. participation in the JAPER health subcommittee External Link.

The AAMC, in partnership with CDC OMHHE External Link, the Pan American Health Organization ( PAHO External Link), and the Brazil Ministry of Health External Link are co-sponsoring the following events:

Regional Meeting on Ethnicity and Health in the Americas External Link

December 7-8, 2015 in Washington, DC. More information. External Link

Webinar Series on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health

This series provides representatives from foundations, academic institutions, federal officials, community-based organizations, and national and international public health organizations an opportunity to learn about efforts in both the U.S. and Brazil regarding the development of policies and interventions to reduce or eliminate racial and ethnic discrimination in health. The objective of the series is to raise awareness of the efforts in both countries and to encourage dialogue and collaborations across expertise. Watch the recordings.

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