142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Strategies for Advancing Health Equity

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Sandra R. Viera, MPA , Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA
This presentation will focus on how participants can incorporate equity into foundational skills of public health. Every day, decisions are made that have an influence on health equity. These decisions may include who is hired, what activities take place, which populations are served, and how strategies are implemented and evaluated. Considering how every decision will impact health equity goals is an important step in integrating health equity into everyday practice. This presentation will highlight lessons learned from practitioners across the nation who are working to advance health equity.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify 5-7 ways foundational public health skills can be strengthened to better incorporate health equity.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As part of the team at Prevention Institute, I supported the development of the strategies and community profiles for A Practitioner’s Guide to Advance Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease. I lead trainings and technical assistance for communities across the country addressing health inequities through primary prevention. My scientific interests have focused on advancing health equity through comprehensive, PSE strategies in various settings.
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.