Achieving Health and Equity in Georgia: Achieving Equity in Behavioral Health
November 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, cancer is the second leading cause of death among Georgians and there are clear and persistent disparities in health outcomes associated with cancer screening, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and death. Participants will hear about regional and statewide efforts to achieve equity in cancer outcomes.
The COVID-19 pandemic unmasked dramatic disparities, with African Americans and Latinx community members accounting for a disproportionate share of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. Crises often amplify existing inequities and highlight the urgent need to address the root causes of health inequities.
Wellstar Health System’s Center for Health Equity and the Georgia Health Policy Center are excited to host a webinar series this fall focused on achieving equity in Georgia, in partnership with the Atlanta Regional Collaboration for Health Improvement and the Partnership for Southern Equity.
This series will engage community, clinical, and other partners in building a community-level understanding of health equity by exploring the root causes of common and persistent inequities and providing evidence-informed, practical tips and tools to address these inequities in Georgia.
Each session explores a specific equity challenge and offers examples from the field of efforts to achieve equity.