244886 Disparities or equality? How do we address what we need and build our strength?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:50 AM

Byllye Avery , Avery Institute for Social Change, Provincetown, MA
How can we talk about existing disparities in a way that builds the strength of the communities concerned? Drawing on years of experience with the self-help model used by many women of color organizations to build strength from the grassroots up, Raising Women's Voices has created a health equity initiative that combines self-help and cross-movement organizing. This initiative is challenging activists to think beyond standard definitions of race and class health disparities and embrace disparities based on sexual orientation and gender, as well as other factors. Find out what's being done to put forward shared concerns in a coordinated voice.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture

Learning Objectives:
1) Describe the self help model used by many women of color organizations. 2) List factors that contribute to health disparities.

Keywords: Advocacy, Health Disparities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present on this topic because I am am leading the Raising Women's Voices health equity initiative.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.