On July 25th, 2013, The Colorado Trust hosted a Learning Lunch featuring Adewale Troutman, MD, associate dean of health equity and community engagement at  University of South Florida and past president of the American Public Health Association. Over more than 40 years, Dr. Troutman has studied and worked to advance health equity and eliminate racism and other social injustices. Founder of the nation’s first Center for Health Equity in Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellbeing, Dr. Troutman is featured in the documentary, Unnatural causes; Is inequality making us sick?.

Dr. Troutman shared insights about how social determinants of health affect health, and what we can do to address these factors.

The recording from the event is below. If you are interested, download the presentation slides. You can also download the video here. (Downloading may take several minutes due to the size of the file.)

In order to keep the health equity discussion going, here is an article from Dr. Adewale Troutman, What if we were equal? A comparison of the black-white mortality gap in 1960 and 2000, which provides information on the black and white health gap and how to eliminate it. Here are some discussion questions to use to engage others in a discussion around health equity.

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