Tools and Tensions: Navigating the Tricky Terrain of Advancing Health Equity
Health equity rises to the top of many public health discussions and initiatives. However, being honest and effective in advancing health equity means navigating some difficult terrain: issues of structural racism, the distribution of resources, power dynamics, local politics, participatory decision-making, and more. This session will begin with a brief overview of the tensions identified in the 2014 MDH report: Advancing Health Equity: Report to the Legislature, and then follow with a panel discussing ways in which they have navigated some of these or similar tensions.
In This Theme: Scanning the Public Health Horizon