Achieving Health and Equity in Georgia: The Landscape of Health Disparities in Georgia – Engaging Communities in Solutions
October 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Residents in Georgia face persistent health equity challenges, some of which are influenced by factors like race, gender, identity, socioeconomic status, and geography. Participants will hear about some of the most common inequities present in Georgia, hear about two efforts focused on engaging communities as a means to achieve equity, and acquire practical strategies to enhance engagement efforts.
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.