Series D: Friday 8:15 a.m. D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7

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.

Presenters

Dorothy Bliss, Minnesota Dept. of Health    
Donna Isham, Minnesota Dept. of Health    
Jeannette Raymond, Minnesota Dept. of Health    
Maria Regan Gonzalez, Bloomington Public Health  
Travis Wojciechowski, Mille Lacs County Community Health  

In This Theme: Scanning the Public Health Horizon

D1   The Community Transformation Grant in Northern Minnesota
D2   Delegation Agreements for Locally Delivered Services
D3   E-Public Health is Now!
D4   The Effects of Trauma on Minnesota Youth: Health Indicators Data
D5   Integrating Sexual Violence Prevention into Existing Services
D6   The Rice County Mental Health Collective: A Public Health Model for Mental Health Promotion
D7   Tools and Tensions: Navigating the Tricky Terrain of Advancing Health Equity