Opportunities for Growth

Spring 2024 Workshops

Bridging the Gap: Fostering Health Equity in Our Communities

Presented by: Jessica Brooks-Woods
Thursday, March 21, 2024 | Noon - 1:00 p.m.
via Zoom

Bio of Facilitators:  

Jessica Brooks-Woods is a renowned leader in health equity, dedicated to
dismantling the barriers that prevent equitable healthcare access and outcomes.
As the founder of RISE Health Equity, she has spearheaded initiatives that
address the root causes of health disparities. Jessica’s work as the CEO of
NABIP and her contributions as a co-author of Race Forward reflect her
commitment to advancing racial equity. Through EARN Staffing, she has also
championed workforce diversity, recognizing its essential role in fostering an
inclusive healthcare system. Jessica’s dynamic leadership and innovative
approaches have made her a sought-after speaker and advocate for health equity.

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Educate the Penn State Community: Introduce fundamental concepts of health equity, distinguishing it from health equality, to build a solid foundation of understanding.
  2. Raise Awareness: Highlight the current state of health inequities and their impact on communities, fostering a sense of responsibility and empowerment among participants.
  3. Explore Consequences: Discuss the economic and social disparities resulting from health inequities, emphasizing the urgency of addressing these issues.
  4. Promote Solutions: Present actionable solutions, including policy reform and community-based initiatives, to encourage participants to become advocates for health equity.
  5. Inspire Action: Motivate the Penn State academic community to leverage their collective influence in advocating for and implementing health equity practices.
  6. Enhance Accessibility: Offer strategies to break down barriers within the healthcare ecosystem, ensuring equitable access to healthcare services for all.

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