Tag : equity
As we enter 2021, many of us are wishing for peace in the new year. Wishing isn’t enough. To achieve peace, the noun, we need peace to be a verb. The Black Lives Matter movement tells us how to do this: No justice, no peace; know justice, know peace. The new year provides a fresh opportunity to ask why we have pervasive inequities and how can we best align our resources to promote communities that thrive both in health and economically. Here are three places to start our journey toward peace.
What if changemakers and stakeholders within systems were able to better understand the stages in the Cycle of Disfunction with Equity Work and counter with methods to push back on the reinforcing loop? Here is how I envision disrupting this cycle at each stage.
In this Des Moines Register op-ed, HealthConnect Fellow Lina Tucker Reinders talks about how COVID-19 is a perfect storm of inequities and what we need to consider as we respond.
In this podcast, HealthConnect Fellow Aubrey Alvarez shares her personal journey to becoming Eat Greater Des Moines' executive director and how the food system can be improved so everyone in central Iowa can access quality food.
For all children in Central Iowa to have equal opportunity for good health, greater attention and resources must be directed to addressing the fundamental causes of poor health for children and youth. These fundamental causes, or social determinants, of health are often largely impacted by public and private, organization, local, state and federal policies and practices.
The Mid-Iowa Health Foundation HealthConnect Fellowship strives to engage and build the capacity of key professionals working to improve social determinants of children's health, and help them grow as public policy change agents to improve children's health in central Iowa.
This HealthConnect Fellowship Blog is intended to share learnings from the Fellows and other national experts with our broader community of children's health advocates.