A Commitment to Advancing Health Equity

Presenter: Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH @zx_115@zy_160  Associate Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Director, Center for Health Equity

Date: August 4th, 2015

Description: Dr. Aletha Maybank discusses the Center for Health Equity’s revitalization of a de-centralized, multi-level, “inside-outside” approach to addressing health inequities in New York City. She suggests that collaboration between city government agencies and community advocates groups may help tackle racism as well as a variety of social justice and health issues created and exacerbated by residential segregation. In a large city like New York, community involvement and partnership between existing district health center hubs with the Department of Health may help to address root causes of health equity gaps and reduce redundancy in services.

Recommended pre-webinar reading: Bassett, M.T. (2015). #BlackLivesMatter – A Challenge to the Medical and Public Health Communities. New England Journal of Medicine, 372(12): 1085-1087. #BlackLivesMatter

Reflection Questions: What are the strengths of the place-based approach as a means to achieve health equity? What is the public health practitioner’s responsibility in acknowledging and addressing the underlying causes as to why health inequalities persist? What is the importance of neighborhood health planning to advance equity?

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

1A1, 1A2, 1A7, 1A9, 1A11, 1B1, 1B3, 1B11, 1B12, 1B13, 1B15, 1C1, 1C3, 1C9, 1 C10, 1C11, 1C12, 1C13, 1C14, 1C15, 2A1, 2A2, 2A3, 2A6, 2A8, 2A11, 2B1, 2B2, 2B3, 2B5, 2B9, 2C1, 2C2, 2C3, 2C5, 2C11, 3A6, 3A7, 3A8, 3B3, 3B4, 3B5, 3B6, 3B7, 3B8, 3C3, 3C4, 3C6, 3C7, 3C8, 4A4, 4A5, 4B4, 4B5, 4B6, 4C3, 4C4, 4C5, 4C6, 4C8, 5A2, 5A3, 5A4, 5A5, 5A8, 5B2, 5B3, 5B4, 5B5, 5B6, 5B9, 5C2, 5C3, 5C4, 5C5, 5C7, 5C9, 5C10, 6B5, 6B10, 6C5, 6C9, 6C10, 7A1, 7A2, 7A6, 7A10, 7B1, 7B2, 7B13, 7C13, 8A2, 8A3, 8A4, 8A8, 8B2, 8B3, 8B4, 8B10,8C1, 8C2, 8C3, 8C4, 8C9, 8C10

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