Racial Health Equity” research is growing exponentially and is recognized as a public health priority by the United States government. Yet, we lack consistent terminologies, definitions, and conceptual frameworks to assist the field in effectively investigating, measuring, and developing interventions aimed at decreasing health inequity. The Center for Optimal Aging held a workshop on the terminology of racial health equity as part of a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Cochrane International, and the center.
Speakers Dr. Patricia C Heyn, Elizabeth Terhune, and Mahederemariam Bayleyegn Dagne discussed their findings regarding the definitions of racial health equity in various scientific literature sources, including public health websites. The event was attended by individuals from various fields who also shared their experiences and understanding of racial health equity. The workshop led to lively discussions among experts on how best to advance the field and ensure health equity for all.
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