Workshop: What is health equity and why should I care?

January 8, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This workshop is open to faculty and staff.

Health equity is a concept that is starting to gain acceptance in medical and public health circles.

The term is closely associated with human rights and social justice principles that support the collective benefits that can be achieved from a more inclusive and collaborative society.

Health care data has consistently pointed to the less than optimal health outcomes experienced by certain population groups. That might lead one to ask following questions. What does equity have to do with health? Doesn’t your genetic makeup and adherence to a health regimen determine one’s health?

This workshop will investigate those issues and others factors that influence health and how equity or the lack thereof is an important aspect of well-being.

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of health equity and related concepts
  • Explore the tenets that contribute to health
  • Investigate the societal factors that contribute to health
  • Investigate why health equity is promoted by Michigan Medicine

Facilitated by: Othelia W. Pryor Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Learners and Pathways, Senior Project Manager, Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI)

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 26

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Location: Held online

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development but is open to all Michigan Medicine Faculty and Staff. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at