2020 Program Agenda
The Evidence of Personal and Societal Determinants to Achieve Health Equity
Qualitative and quantitative evidence from research, local and expert knowledge, and policy information is required to adequately examine the impact of health determinants on health equity. The health of individuals and communities is made of up many complex factors including where we live, our environment, genetics, and income and education levels.
As we have often examined the more common considerations of access and the use of health care services, the 13th Health Disparities Conference will focus on the social and economic environment, the physical environment, individual characteristics and behaviors and policy implications to move closer to health equity — including programs that focus on multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary engagement. We will examine the history, evidence, and evolution of these rich resources to better understand how and why we are where we are and discuss what realistically can be fixed.
The 2020 Health Disparities Conference was designed to:
- examine the historical context of social determinants and its evolution to better understand health equity;
- discuss models of personal and societal determinants that have achieved measurable success and disappointments in health equity;
- identify the complex roles of place and genetics; and
- examine the connections between race, racism, and health equity.
Tailored to attendees' interests around community-centered basic and clinical research and health policy, this conference program was designed to highlight excellence in research and public health models that are sustainable, replicable, culturally appropriate, and that contribute to health equity.