On May 8, 2014, Manuel Pastor, PhD, a Professor of Sociology, American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, presented on how building a social movement can help achieve health equity and how communities can be involved. His presentation included recent success stories and a list of 10 key elements to building an effective social movement, such as the need for scale, a viable economic model and a pragmatic policy package. Dr. Pastor also serves as Director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and co-Director of USC's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration.
The Trust encourages you to keep the health equity discussion going. Here is an executive summary from Making Change: How Social Movements Work and How to Support Them and a discussion guide for you to be able to engage others around health equity.