A public health workforce that is representative of the population it serves is better equipped to address the unique needs of their community.
The understanding that people are experts of their own culture. Their experiences, knowledge, practices, and norms are valid and accurate.
Redlining. Highway expansion. Gentrification. Traffic safety. What do these built environment issues have to do with working towards equity in public health? The short answer is, everything. Learn how public health professionals can make a difference.
Racism is a public health issue…once this is declared, what’s next?
Reflecting on one’s own identity, catching one’s own implicit biases, and advocating for social justice in small and large ways is the work of a lifetime. These must be ongoing practices and won’t be fulfilled by completing any particular training. Yet, cultivating strategic skills that empower people and agencies to partner across sectors and engage in policy, systems, and environmental change is an important place to start.