While the downstream causes of health inequities are myriad, we can begin to advance health equity and decrease health disparities by looking at our own practices, and those of the clinics, hospitals, and systems we work in. The only way we can close an equity gap is to first know that one exists, and then marshal the resources and the institutional will to eliminate it. While Minnesota is a leader in healthcare delivery and innovation, there are still significant health disparities that exist along racial and socioeconomic lines.
Educating health professionals to work toward health equity
Health Professionals will use their voice, knowledge, and influence to eliminate the inequities that exist in health and healthcare, while working effectively with their patients, health systems, communities, and decision makers to address health equity wherever they live, work, learn, and play.