4070.0 Broadening teaching about health inequities and social justice

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 AM
In Fall 2007, a PBS broadcast series exploring the underlying causes of the nationís socio-economic and racial disparities in health will be released to the public. The series is part of a campaign to stimulate a broad national debate over what we as a society can and should do to reduce health inequities. The 2007 Spirit of 1848 Progressive Pedagogy Session will build on the theme of expanding awareness of health inequities and debates over social determinants of health to a broader audience and through alternative methods. Abstracts linking issues of social justice, public health, and progressive pedagogy are invited covering the following range of topics: a) broadening the settings for teaching about health inequities and social determinants of health (e.g. worksites, primary and secondary schools, policymakers, communities, undergraduate education, professional schools other than public health/medicine, including law, social work, journalism, policy, etc.); b) broadening the methods for teaching about health inequities and social determinants of health (e.g. use of literature, active engagement versus lecture delivery, use of the PBS broadcast series); c) broadening who teaches about health inequities and social determinants of health; d) the politics of teaching about health inequities and social determinants of health in broader settings, using broader methods, and with a broader range of teachers; and e) measuring change in learners exposed to information about health inequities and social determinants of health using broader settings, methods, and teachers. Concrete examples of innovative strategies are encouraged. This session will be held at the American Public Health Association 135th Annual Meeting in Washington DC on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 in the 8:30 to 10:00 am APHA time slot.
Session Objectives: 1. Learn about the importance of broadening teaching about health inequities, social determinants of health, and social justice. 2. Describe case examples of courses taught to broader audiences (outside of public health) about links between health inquities and social determinants of health. 3. Describe case examples of couses taught using non-traditional methods that focus on links health inequities and social determiannts of health.

8:30 AM
Session introduction
Suzanne Christopher, PhD and Lisa Dorothy Moore, DrPH
8:35 AM
Social justice as the organizing theme in undergraduate education
Mary Beth Love, PhD, Vicki Legion, MPH, Amanda R. Goldberg, MPH, Ingrid Ochoa, MPH, Savita Malik, MPH, EdD (c), Rachel Poulain, MPH, Cathy Rath, MA and Sarah Rodriguez'G
8:50 AM
Alameda County Public Health Department 's pedagogy for social justice
Mia Luluquisen, DrPH, MPH, RN, Sandra Witt, DrPH, Katherine Schaff, MPH and Sandi Galvez, MSW

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Organized by: Spirit of 1848 Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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