To fulfill our mission, the Redstone Global Center is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization. In 2020, the center developed an action agenda as a starting point to guide our work. Racism and white supremacy and the trauma they induce are public health issues. We cannot ensure the health and wellbeing of all until white supremacy and the racist structures that support it are dismantled, and equity is achieved for all people and across all sectors, including health, criminal justice, economic opportunity, and education.
Our condolences go out today to the family and friends of the entrepreneur and visionary philanthropist Sumner M. Redstone, who died at age 97. Our work at the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, based at the George Washington University (GW) Milken Institute School of Public Health, would not be possible without the generous gift from the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation.
On July 10th, 2020, Redstone Global Center Director Dr. Bill Dietz participated in a World Obesity Live event co-hosted by the World Obesity Federation and the Global Alliance for the Future of Food. The discussion centered on obesity, COVID-19 and food systems: collective action for a healthy recovery.
On Thursday, July 16th, Redstone Director Dr. Dietz was featured in a podcast by Food Tank, a non-profit organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters.
On June 30, members of the George Washington University faculty from the School of Public Health and School of Medicine and Health Sciences collaborated to provide testimony before the Committee on Health and the Committee on Business and Economic Development Council of the District of Columbia B23-0777, “New Hospital at St. Elizabeths Act of 2020.” Dr. Bill Dietz, Redstone Global Center Chair at GWSPH, and Dr. Janet Phoenix, Assistant Research Professor at GWSPH, were joined by Dr.