Learning Opportunity: Framing the Dialogue on race and Ethnicity to Advance Health Equity

From the workshop announcement from the Institute of Medicine:

There are several areas of public health where the evidence for improving the underlying factors that shape poor health outcomes of vulnerable populations is robust, but is not effectively communicated and translated to inform the public and decision makers at various levels of government and in the private sector. This workshop will explore different strategies for framing the dialogue on equity and inequity among racial and ethnic groups to advance population health equity. This workshop builds on two previous roundtable events, the September 2015 workshop on advancing the science to improve population health and the September 2014 workshop on communicating to advance public health. At this workshop, participants will:

  • explore frameworks for applying a race/ethnicity and health equity lens to the discourse on population health
  • advance the field’s understanding of how policies foster or perpetuate ethnic and racialized health inequities
  • explore current best practices in advocating health equity and framing ethnic and racialized health inequities
  • increase the capacity of participants to effectively foster an agenda that integrates the promotion of a racial and ethnic and health equity lens across multiple sectors and health systems.

Visit the Institute of Medicine’s website to learn more about the options for attending the workshop.