Welcome to the Health Equity Interest Group Page

Chair: 
Leslie Ahonkai MA
Assistant County Health Department Director
Florida Department of Health in Orange County
T: 407-858-1400 x 1431
leslie.ahonkhai@flhealth.gov

Health Equity Interest Group Resources 
Using Social Determinants of Health Data to Improve Health Care and Health: A Learning Report

Roots of Health Inequity:  An online learning environment from which to explore root causes of inequity in the distribution of disease, illness, and death.  It is funded by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, and its audience is primarily local public health workforce.
Louisville Health Equity Report.pdf
A Government Led Approach to Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health 1_14_14.pdf

Links to Funding Opportunities

Minutes of Health Equity Interest Group Meetings
March 11, 2016
December 11, 2015
October 9, 2015

Webinar:  White Coats for Black Lives:  A Movement for Racial Justice in Medicine
  Recorded on
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 1:30-2:30pm EST

Below are highlights of recent student-led efforts:
Med School Conference Explores Social Justice - October 2015
University of Virginia Medical Students Host Symposium on Racism in Medicine (Video) – September 2015
University of California San Francisco Students Win Human Rights Award for White Coats for Black Lives Movement – August 2015
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis – August 2015
WhiteCoatsforBlackLives "Racial Justice in Medicine is..." Photo Project by Penn, Boston University, Yale, and NYU medical students
Students at SUNY Downstate, Columbia, and Einstein to send an open letter to the Surgeon General - Call to Action: Letter to Surgeon General on Structural Violence & Racism - June 2015
Columbia Med honored the victims of police violence in response to #BaltimoreUprising (transcript of event here) May 2015
National White Coat Die-In December 2014 (CNN Video)

Suggested pre-reading materials below:
Bias, Black Lives, and Academic Medicine (David A. Ansell, M.D., M.P.H., and Edwin K. McDonald, M.D. New England Journal of Medicine, February 18, 2015) - Click here for the article.
#BlackLivesMatter — A Challenge to the Medical and Public Health Communities (Mary T. Bassett, M.D., M.P.H., New England Journal of Medicine, February 18, 2015) - Click here for the article
Doctors Struggle With Unconscious Bias, Same As Police
Academic Medicine and Social Justice, Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., AAMC President and CEO

Redefining Responsibility in Medical School in-Training May 2015
Racial Injustice Still Rife in Health Care
Racism Makes Us Sick: The Medical Repercussions of Segregation

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