Unnatural Causes: is inequality making us sick?Unnatural Causes is a PBS documentary that looks at socio-economics and racial inequalities in health. The four-hour series has seven segments set in different racial/ethnic communities.
The first hour-long segment focuses on Louisville, KY, with Dr. Adewale Troutman, Director of Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness. Dr. Troutman is also the founder of the Center for Health Equity in Louisville, the first center of its kind in the United States. The remaining six segments of the documentary run 30 minutes each. The documentary is available at the UK Libraries Audiovisual Services Department (call number AV-D6980), the UK Medical Center Library, and at several other academic libraries in Kentucky.
After the broadcast of the documentary, a town hall meeting was held in Louisville, KY, March 20, 2008, to discuss issues that the documentary raised. Kentucky Educational Television (KET) produced a recording of the meeting, Unnatural Causes: a Louisville town hall meeting. A discussion of the issues on a PBS local companion program, a special edition of Connections With Renee Shaw, Program #313, focuses on Louisville, Hazard and Perry County, and eastern and western Kentucky.