Achieving Health Equity: Solutions from the Field

Breakout Session 1003.0
Tuesday, June 26 - 3:00PM-5:00PM

The health of a population is dependent on the health of individuals within that population. Unless interventions at the individual level and at the community level consider the health of all within that community, then inequities in health status will persist. Public health, acting as the ethical compass for addressing health inequities in every community in the United States, must understand best and promising practices to promote health equity and advocate for their incorporation into daily life. This session will focus on strategies to move health equity to the forefront of public health priorities.

Presenter Information

Moderator - Melvin Shipp, OD, DrPH, MPH
American Public Health Association

Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd
Executive Director
Boston Public Health Commission

Michael Meit, MA, MPH
Co-Director, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health at the University of Chicago

Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, CPH
American Public Health Association