Wisdom for health equity: History and experience guide the future for the social determinants of health
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Administration, management, leadership
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe what current efforts to address the Social Determinants of Health can learn from 35 years of experience advancing Primary Health Care, especially with regards to the essential nature of Community Participation. Describe what WHO is doing to implement the report “Closing the Gap in a Generation”. Name and submit commitment(s) to advance the Social Determinants of Health in at least one constituency with whom they are actively engaged.
Keyword(s): Community Participation, Social Inequalities
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have studied and teach about Primary Health Care and Social Determinants, in particular the 1978 Alma Ata Conference on Primary Health Care. I was a Thesis Advisor for Ms Schleiff. I am the son and biographer for Dr Carl Taylor who drafted much of the background papers for the Alma Ata conference and was a strong advocate for Equity.
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.