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

February 4, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This workshop is open to faculty and staff.

It is becoming increasingly more common to hear medical professionals use the term “health equity” when referring to the well-being of their patients. 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation defines health equity as, “ensuring that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.” Although this definition sounds simplistic, the multiple factors that contribute to one’s health make its application complex.

This workshop will discuss, “What is health equity and why should we care?”

Workshop objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify:

  • Health equity and its related terminology
  • How public health frames health equity
  • The impact of the social determinants of health
  • How Michigan Medicine is promoting health equity

Date: Thursday, March 17

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Location: Held online – link will be sent in registration confirmation email

Register online

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)

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