HEALTH EQUITY INTEREST GROUP

The Health Equity Interest Group brings public health professionals together to share best practice information on promoting health equity across Florida. While the Health Equity Interest Group consists of many types of health professionals at different levels of their career, we are united in the goal of fostering equity for all Floridians. Are you interested in the concept of health equity and social determinants of health? Do you have experience with a program that has successfully promoted equity? Are you looking for ideas to bring to your community? Join this group and lend your voice to this important concept in public health.

This group aims to educate FPHA members on the concept of health equity via newsletter contributions and encouraging information and idea exchange within the group.

Chair & Contact Information

Allison Wiman
Big Bend AHEC

awiman@bigbendahec.org

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.
A Government Led Approach to Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health
Links to Funding Opportunities

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
Columbia Med honored the victims of police violence in response to #BaltimoreUprising (event transcript) - May 2015
National White Coat Die-In - December 2014

Suggested Pre-Reading Materials

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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