CLASS: Health Disparities & Social Justice

Aug 1, 2018, 15:24 PM by Dylan Lancaster

Disparities in Health in America: Working Toward Social Justice

Goal: The goal of the Annual Disparities in Health in America Course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of health disparities, to investigate approaches to enhancing health equity, and to provide participants with a broad base of knowledge related to a biopsychosocial approach in addressing health disparities in a minority and the medically underserved populations.

More than forty five years of research demonstrate that there are wide disparities in health throughout America. Health disparities are differences in the incidence/ prevalence/ mortality/ and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist when specific population subgroups are compared.

This course brings in nationally and internationally renowned speakers who will examine the social and societal factors that are fundamental in creating disparities in health. The course will focus on the formulation of public policy objectives to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities.

Class Time: Tuesday afternoons from 5:30 to 8:30pm. First class is August 21, 2018.

Class Location: It can be streamed online or attended in person at: University of Houston-Downtown, Lecture Hall A-436, One Main Street, Houston.

Register before August 17 at: This is required so you have access to the recording of the class, PowerPoints, and other class materials will be available on UHD Blackboard.

Cost: Free for our students, faculty & staff because UTMB is a HDEART Consortium member institution.

For more information see the HDEART Consortium webpage:

2018 HDEART Class Flyer