Pursuit of Equity & Social Justice
Hosted by the Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG
Disparities within the United States expand throughout social, economic, political, health, and education sectors. The various dimensions of health disparities, according to Healthy People, include “[r]ace or ethnicity, sex, sexual identity, age, disabilities, socioeconomic status, and geographic location…” These disparities can be mitigated through equity and social justice, which can be summarized as fairness and balance in the distribution of resources, opportunities, and privileges for economic, political, and social resources to ensure physical and psychological safety and security for all.
- Describe the concepts of inequity and social injustice.
- Discuss the intersection of social injustice and health disparities.
- Engage participants on discussion of the initiatives within other Colleges/Schools of Pharmacy towards social justice and mitigating health disparities.
Jennifer Santee, PharmD
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Nkem P. Nonyel, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Student Organization Director, School of Pharmacy
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Lakesha Butler, PharmD
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Southern Illinois Edwardsville School of Pharmacy