Moving Public Health Practice Upstream to Reduce Health Inequities

Presenter: Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH  Distinguished Professor of Public Health
Faculty Director, New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College
City University of New York School of Public Health and Hunter College

Date: September 1st, 2015

Recommended pre-webinar reading: Freudenberg, N., Franzosa, E, Chisholm, J., Libman, K. (2015). New approaches for moving upstream: How state and local health departments can transform practice to reduce health inequalities. Health Education & Behavior 42(IS), 46S-56S

Reflection Questions: Why should public health practitioners take on more upstream causes of ill health in order to better reduce inequalities in health? How can public health professionals in state and local health departments move upstream without “falling in the river,” i.e., without putting their jobs or the communities they serve at risk? How can public health professionals ally with the  social movements of today to advance the efforts  for health equity?

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

1A1, 1A2, 1A7, 1A11, 1A13, 1B1, 1B2, 1B11, 1B13, 1B15, 1C1, 1C2, 1C11, 1C13, 1C15, 2A1, 2A3, 2A5, 2A6, 2A9, 2B3, 2B5, 2C3, 2C5, 2C6, 2C9, 3A1, 3A3, 3A4, 3A7, 3A8, 3B1, 3B3, 3B4, 3B7, 3B8, 3C1, 3C3, 3C4, 3C7, 3C8, 4A1-4A7, 4B1-4B8, 4C1-4C8, 5A1, 5A2, 5A5, 5A7, 5B1, 5B2, 5B5, 5B7, 5C1, 5C2, 5C5, 5C7, 5C11, 6A8, 6A9, 6B8, 6B9, 6C8, 6C9, 7A1, 7A2, 7A10, 7A11, 7B1, 7B2, 7C1, 7C2, 8A1-A4, 8A8, 8B1-B4, 8B8, 8B9, 8B10, 8C1-C4, 8C8, 8C9, 8C10

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