3415.0 Public health practice: Building capacity to achieve health equity

Monday, November 8, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Health equity remains an illusive goal of social justice. With shrinking resources and growing and increasingly diverse population who are falling through the health system's gaps, public health practioners are faced with the daunting challenge of reducing health inequities. This session features presentations that address ways in which public health practices are building capacity to address this issue.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss health equity as a social justice issue. 2. Identify ways to build capacity in state and local public health systems and organizations to promote health equity. 3. Describe challenges faced in achieving health equity.
Bojana Beric, PhD, MD, CHES

Capacity-building to promote racial and ethnic health equity
Diane Gaspard, RD, MA and Jacqueline Tran, MPH

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)