What is Health Equity?

This video from the Health Equity Institute gives an introductory overview of how social, economic, and environmental forces create conditions that lead to health disparities.

In this TED Talk below, Dr. Esteban López discusses the ways racism creates health disparities.


In this talk, David R. Wells shares more about the impact of racism on health.


This video from the One Colorado Archives makes connections to LGBT disparities in health:


As does this clip from the Badger Herald:

Health inequities are differences in health that are avoidable, unfair and unjust. They are created, and are reflective of larger oppressive systems that operate in our society such as white supremacy, capitalism, patriarchy, and others. It took a targeted, intentional approach to create these disparities, and it will take a targeted, intentional approach that is focused on equity to reduce health disparities, and ultimately end them.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones


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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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