Health Equity Guide Online Courses

“Health equity” is an increasingly popular topic in public health conferences, events, and publications. This course is based on a guidebook developed by the Metro Denver Partnership for Health. The guidebook and this course are intended as tools for public health practitioners who are serious about walking their health equity talk but aren’t quite sure how to get started. It aims to prepare its users to close gaps in health status that result from systemic, avoidable, and unjust policies and practices that create barriers to opportunity for certain people. 

Online Modules

  • Introduction

  • Values

  • Privilege, Power, and Bias

  • Structural Inequality and Public Health: Part I

  • Structural Inequality and Public Health: Part II

  • Strategies for Advancing Health Equity

What to Expect

  • This course takes 6 weeks to complete.
  • Online course materials
    • You will be sent an invitation to the Learning Management System (Canvas) approximately two weeks before the first Live Learning Session.  You will need to sign in, do some activities and make sure that you know how to connect to the Live Learning Session.  Don’t worry about the technology!  We have staff to help you.  You’ll receive all the information you need once you log in.
    • There will be a short assignment to complete in preparation for each live session. (Live sessions go quickly. Doing the activities and assignments helps you use the time well.)
  • Live Sessions
    • A facilitator will lead guided discussions and activities related to the online content with you and your classmates.
    • A topic expert will also be on hand to answer questions and engage in the discussion.
    • Live sessions give you the opportunity to connect concepts of evidence-based decision making to your daily work.
    • You must join the Live Learning Sessions by video (an external webcam or built-in camera in your laptop, tablet, or smartphone). Our staff can help you get set up if this is new for you.

Upcoming Courses:

October 11th, 2023 (registration closed)

January 23rd, 2024 (registration closed)

March 5th, 2024(registration closes Mar. 20th)

March 8th, 2024 (registration opens Mar. 23rd)

Self-paced Online Course

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