Creating Health Equity Through Social Justice
Dr. Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, Director, Fulton Co. Department of Health and Wellness, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, Director, Fulton Co. Department of Health and Wellness, Atlanta, GA dicusses the continued existence of health disparities related to race and socioeconomic status, which reflects a basic contradiction in American society. Equity is inextricably connected to fairness and justice. Addressing solutions to these problems is therefore a process of creating equity in health by correcting social and economic injustice and focusing on basic human rights and the triumph of social justice.
As a result of this program, participants will be able
- list at least one strategy for creating equity in health.
- describe basic statistics that convey the idea of social injustice in health status
- give at least two possible explanations of social injustice in health
Satellite broadcast originally aired February 21, 2003.