Cleveland State University Partnerships for Urban Health

2019 Health Equity Leadership: From Action to Application

Health Equity Conference 2018April is Minority Health Month

In honor of Minority Health Month, across the State of Ohio, organizations pay particular attention to ways to decrease health disparities as well as advance health equity.  The City of Cleveland Office of Minority Health and the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health presented a leadership forum on Thursday April 4th from 8am to 12pm in The Historic Fenn Tower. Leaders from around the region came together to discuss health equity, leadership, policy and planning with national health equity experts.

Every equity effort needs a champion. Leadership is a prerequisite to advancing equity in neighborhoods, nonprofit organizations, corporations, government, faith based communities, educational, health and other public systems.

The symposium focused on the importance of leadership and the competencies necessary to develop and lead equity efforts across sectors: healthcare, government, faith and grassroots institutions, public health, arts, philanthropy, economic and community development. The symposium assists in advancing and assessing equity efforts in organizations and communities together.

Communities of color are impacted by chronic health conditions, like diabetes, heart disease and stroke at higher rates than the general population. Communities of color also experience higher rates of infant mortality and community violence. This symposium calls together arts, government, health, non-profit, corporate, philanthropic, education and faith-based leaders to discuss the topic of health equity, current efforts toward achieving it and collaborative work to advance and promote equitable practices in the Greater Cleveland area.

Aims:

1. To continue the dialogue regarding the intersections of equity, leadership, policy and planning.

2. To describe the return on investment: What will equitable outcomes achieve and for whom, e.g. affected groups, community, systems, region, nation?

3. To propose ways in which equitable practices are assured and assessed.

 

Our Keynote Speaker is :

Brian Smedley, PhD

Co-founder and Executive Director

National Collaborative for Health EquityDr. Smedley's Presentation "Addressing the Roots of Health Inequities"

PDF iconSmedley Symposium 2019 presentation.pdf

Panelists:

Margaret D. Larkins-Pettigrew, MD, Med, MPPM FACOG

Edgar B. Jackson Chair for Clinical Excellence and Diversity

Associate Professor and Head of Global Health Programs

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

 

Juan Molina Crespo

Executive Director

Hispanic Alliance, Incorporated

This event is sposored by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, the Cleveland Office of Minority Health, the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Dept. of Public Health, Cleveland State University, NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health, American Heart Association, Cuyahoga County, MetroHealth, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, NEON Healthcare Centers, Strategic Solutions Partners, and University Hospitals.

Toolkit Resources:

Last year was our first joint event "2018 Achieving Health Equity: Moving from Intention to Action" and was very well received. Below are photos from that day.

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