Leadership, Management and Workforce Development
Sharing Session - 90 Minutes
It is time to go beyond the social determinants of health. While public health departments have made great strides in understanding and addressing some of them in the past 20-plus years, this frame is not enough to unlock the highest barriers to community health and well-being.
Health inequities — systemic, avoidable, unfair, and unjust differences in health outcomes — are a structural problem, and they require deeper structural solutions. We believe that to eliminate health inequities, we must clearly understand the role of power in establishing and furthering exclusion through racial, class, gender, and other social structures.
In this workshop, we will develop a common understanding of power as a tool of inclusion and exclusion in public policy. Then we will work in small groups to a localized understanding of health inequities in participants’ own communities, to spur actionable strategies for health equity.