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 InformationAllison Wiman
Big Bend AHEC
ResourcesUsing 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 EffortsMed 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