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SPHTM Research Virtual Presentation: Building Governmental Public Health Capacity to Advance Health Equity



Please join the School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine for a virtual research paper presentation and Q&A on Building Governmental Public Health Capacity to Advance Health Equity: Conclusions Based on an Environmental Scan of a Local Public Health System.

With public health entities facing numerous challenges in addressing health disparities, a team of SPHTM faculty and a senior executive at the Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies recently authored a paper reviewing an environmental scan of the New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) to identify practices and policies relevant to building the capacity of a public health agency to address health equity. Although recommendations exist to guide governmental public health institutions seeking to advance population health equity, local contexts are likely to influence how these pursuits take shape. This webinar will discuss the work that produced the data and the conclusions cited in paper. Panelists will also review recommendations for pursuing equity that were developed from this research. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

Panelists will include the authors of the paper: Danielle Broussard, PhD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor in the Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Department (GCHB); Maeve Wallace, PhD, Assistant Professor (GCHB); Lisa Richardson, PhD, Chief Impact Officer at the Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies; and Katherine Theall, PhD, Professor and Director Mary Amelia Center for Women's Health Equity Research and Senior Director, Violence Prevention Institute (GCHB).

Read the full paper here: https://buff.ly/3hESwON