3226.0 Health Equity 2020

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
Health Equity occurs when all people have “the opportunity to attain their full health potential” and “no one should be disadvantaged because of their social position or other socially determined circumstance.” Health, health care, and the working and living conditions are essential to life. Complete Health Equity is the absence of all disparities in health, health care, and the living and working conditions that influence health. While no society has achieved Complete Health Equity, the nation’s Thought Leaders and Trailblazers will discuss their vision for Health Equity - the terminology, the lexicon, the health science, the political science, and the trailblazing work they have done to envision, build, finance and pave the “Road to Health Equity 2020.” This two-part session is a follow-up to 2010’s Health Equity session. In Session B, the nation’s Trailblazers and Implementation Champions will discuss where the Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity are referenced in the Affordable Care Act and Healthy People 2020. Community-based trailblazers at the front-line will share their vision for Health Equity, and their journey to “move the needle” beyond health disparities, to shore up the social capital, the political capital, and the in-language/in-culture resources, at the front-line, to achieve “Health Equity” for all people, by 2020. They will candidly discuss what they did, and what they will do, on “The Road Not Yet Traveled” to protect the public’s health and put America on track for Health Equity 2020.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe components that could be involved in creating a national strategy for Health Equity 2. Identify the steps in developing inter-disciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to solutions that measure and address Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity 3. Discuss strategies that can be used to leverage public and private sector resources and to overcome obstacles to finance initiatives that address Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity at the neighborhood, local, state, and national levels
Elena Ong, PHN, SM
Howard Koh, MD, MPH

Howard Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Public Health and Science
12:40 PM
Progress Moving Forward with the National Partnership for Action
Garth Graham, MD, MPH and Rochelle Rollins, PhD, MPH
1:10 PM
Role of State and Territorial Health Officers
John Auerbach, MBA and Paul Jarris, MD
Questions and Answers

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: APHA-Equal Health Opportunity Committee, Environment, Food and Nutrition, Ethics SPIG, Aging & Public Health, Health Administration, HIV/AIDS, Health Law, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, International Health, Labor Caucus, Latino Caucus, LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health, Oral Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Peace Caucus, Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Public Health Nursing, Podiatric Health, School Health Education and Services, Spirit of 1848 Caucus, Social Work, Vision Care Section, Veterinary Public Health, Vietnam Caucus, Women's Caucus, Genomics Forum, Breastfeeding Forum, Physical Activity, Men's Health Caucus, Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Academic Public Health Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Chiropractic Health Care, Community Health Workers, Disability

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)