Health inequities are produced through the unequal structuring of opportunities and outcomes based on race, class, gender, and other structural determinants. Systems of oppression including white supremacy, patriarchy, and capitalism actively privilege certain social groups (whites, men, and wealthy) over others (people of color, women, and people with less wealth). This training provides participants with shared language and conceptual frameworks for understanding the role of systemic oppression in creating and maintaining health inequities, and outlines core principles for effective health equity practice.
Senior Research Associate
Institute on Assets and Social Policy
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Define key terms and constructs related to health equity and race, class and gender biased systems of oppression;
- Explain how systems, policies, and ideologies produce and maintain health inequities in the U.S. by race, gender, and class ; and
- Apply the principles of health equity practice to develop strategies to address at least one health inequity.
In order to encourage participants to fully engage with us during online or in-person trainings, we will not be sharing the recording or the slides. In lieu of slides, we are sharing a reading list that corresponds with the core topics/units covered during the training and a Q&A report reflecting the questions posed during the session.