"As part of the Roots of Health Inequity Learning Collaborative, participants will be able to:
• Explore social processes that produce health inequities in the distribution of disease and illness.
• Strategize more effective ways to act on the root causes of health inequity.
• Form relationships with other local health departments who are working to ensure health equity."
"Clinical Conversations is a program from the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) for training clinicians and other clinical staff who interact with patients about health literacy and related concepts. This program allows clinical trainers or managers to offer brief trainings embedded into regular staff meetings or trainings that they already facilitate as a way to offer continuing education that does not take time out of already busy schedules.
The primary goal of Clinical Conversations is to increase knowledge and awareness of health literacy and associated skills and tools."
"This CME activity provides education on unconscious bias in the academic medicine workplace. Existing research on unconscious bias will provide a science-based view of this seemingly non-science topic. Case studies with examples of unconscious bias, self-assessment opportunities, and exploring bias busting strategies will enable learners to understand how to bring the content into their own unique environments."
"The Understanding Health Disparities (UHD) Series is NIMHD’s new online resource to provide educational information and resources on topics and concepts originated by and/or impacting minority heath and health disparities research.
The UHD Series will offer information to:
-Further inform, educate, and empower a variety of audiences interested in understanding health disparities.
-Highlight related NIMHD events and initiatives."
"The target audience includes physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and community members. [...]
At the conclusion of the conference, participants should have be able to:
-Identify widely held myths regarding causes of health disparities.
-Discuss the future of population health.
-Discuss the intersect population health, quality, and cost.
-Articulate special considerations among the Hispanic population.
-Articulate frameworks for achieving health equity for the Asian-American population.
-Describe the basics of translational machine learning and artificial intelligence."
"Health equity is about the fair achievement of good health and wellbeing, and not simply the equal distribution of health care. It is a multidimensional concept that must be viewed within the context of inequities that affect health — including socioeconomic status, education, the physical environment, employment, and social support networks."
"Health equity means giving patients the care they need when they need it. Or as the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report put it, health equity means 'providing care that does not vary in quality because of personal characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and socioeconomic status.'" Daniel E. Dawes in Why Health Equity Matters in an Era of Health Care Transformation, published on December 5, 2016 in AAMC News Insights
"Health equity is an issue of justice. Health status is determined by where people live, their income and how they are treated by other people. Addressing health equity requires recognizing that not everyone has the same opportunities to make healthy choices. A commitment to Health Equity requires taking bold action to eliminate barriers to basic human needs that create “unnecessary, avoidable, unfair, and unjust” health differences between populations."
"Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts provides a glossary of key terms. This glossary is by no means exhaustive, nor is it a definitive list of correct/incorrect answers. Rather, it is intended to serve as a starting point for reflection. It is a guide on current usage of important terms and will be updated over time. Whenever possible, we cite authoritative sources and introduce ongoing debates over definitions."
American Public Health Association - Health Equity
"Unnatural causes sounds the alarm about the extent of our glaring socio-economic and racial inequities in health and searches for their root causes. But those causes are not what we might expect. While we pour more and more money into drugs, dietary supplements and new medical technologies, Unnatural causes crisscrosses the country investigating the findings that are shaking up conventional understanding of what really makes us healthy or sick. This is a story that implicates us all."
What Is Bias, and What Can Medical Professionals Do to Address It?
Community Building Through a Health Equity Framework
Kimberlé Crenshaw - On Intersectionality
Health Inequities: Addressing the Disease Burden in Black, Indigenous, & People of Color Communities
What is a Health Disparity?
Defining Health Disparities with Cleopatra Howard Caldwell