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