ChangeLab Solutions is excited to announce Uprooting the Structural Drivers of Health Inequity — a six-part virtual engagement series exploring how organizations and advocates are addressing inequity in their efforts to improve health outcomes. In each episode, a diverse panel of partners will engage in deep-dive discussions, connecting the drivers of health inequity to policy change in a key area: employment, education, planning, food systems, or housing. They’ll answer questions like
- How are leaders re-imagining their policy approaches in the context of the pandemic, economic crisis, and a growing movement for racial justice?
- What work is happening at the local level to change policies and transform systems in ways that address structural inequities?
On Friday, March 5, at 10am PT / 1pm ET, we are launching our first episode, Growing Policy Solutions for Improved Community Health, in which we’ll explore the fundamental drivers of health inequities.
ChangeLab Solutions’ CEO Sarah de Guia will be joined by leaders in public health and health equity: Oxiris Barbot, MD, adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and senior fellow for public health and social justice at The JPB Foundation; Wendoly Marte, director of economic justice at Community Change; and Cara James, PhD, president and CEO of Grantmakers in Health.
This panel will lay the groundwork for our series, investigating what the drivers of health inequity are and how different sectors — including community-based organizations, government, and funders — are addressing them and advancing structural solutions.
This episode starts the conversation. We will continue to unpack these complex issues over the next six months and discuss how to build a collaborative framework for dismantling health inequities.