From Urban Institute:

Beyond Engagement: Community-Led Initiatives toward Equitable Health

Feb 6, 2024 01:00 PM in PST

Community-led initiatives address needs that public health and health care systems have failed to adequately provide to historically and systematically excluded communities. This webinar will spur a robust dialogue about how community members can leverage existing assets to address pertinent issues, what funders should know about community-led initiatives, and strategies for building effective partnerships that tangibly advance equity in public health.

This event series features conversations with leading scholars and social changemakers that identify where barriers to equity remain and how we can collectively advance and catalyze new solutions and accelerate progress toward health care equity. Racial and ethnic disparities in health care access, quality, and outcomes persist in the United States, some 20 years after the publication of the Institute of Medicine’s report Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, which outlined steps to advance equity. In a series of virtual dialogues with the authors of papers that explore promising areas of progress and that promote accountability for action, the Urban Institute will explore next-generation health equity strategies that states and the federal government can harness in partnership with the communities they serve.