271719 Health equity, social justice and human rights: Academia, legislation and advocacy

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 9:20 AM - 9:34 AM

Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH , College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Academia traditionally has rested on a three legged stool. The legs of support consist of research, education and service. As such it can play a significant role in moving the nation to one that values equity and the right to health. This is true in all three areas of focus. Because policy is a central focus in any attempt to move in this direction, we will also examine the role of advocacy and the future of the Affordable Care Act as a tool of reaching health equity in the United States.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
1. Define the role of academia in the movement to bring about health equity. 2. Describe the potential value of the Affordable Care Act in creating health equity. 3. Demonstrate the importance of advocacy in accomplishing the goal of health equity, social justice and human rights.

Keywords: Measuring Social Inequality, Leadership

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have 30 years of experience in public health and clinical medicine. The past 15 years have been directly involved in creating health equity and reframing the argument about the health of populations of color, and others. I was involved with "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?" and created the nation's first Center for Health Equity at a local health department. I am President-Elect of APHA and a long-time member of the Executive Board.
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.