Video share: Health Equity – What is it?

The NEPHTC Advisory Committee, SHIELD Advisory Committee and many community partners met to learn and consider “How Do We Train for Health Equity?”  We were joined by Jacques Colon, Health Equity Coordinator of the Tacoma-Pierce Health Department in Washington.  TPHD has been training and working on implementing health equity in its programs and functions.

“Not all disparities are inequities,” explained Jacques as he kicked off the meeting “An inequity is a difference in health status that is systemic, avoidable, unfair and unjust.”

Watch Jacque Colon, Health Equity Coordinator, Tacoma-Pierce Health Department, introduce Health Equity.

Video share: Health Equity – What it is and What it isn’t & Food Safety Example:


A pdf of the presentation slides “How Do We Train for Health Equity?” can be accessed here:

NEPHTC Jacques Colon Presentation w Cover


From the 49 course evaluations completed:

96% of trainees identified actions take in the workplace

98% of trainees were satisfied with the training

98% of trainees said their understanding improved

Attendees’ Suggestions About Skills Needed

Attendees were from across New England, but about 50% of those completing the sign in sheet were from Massachusetts. See answers to open ended question about skills needed to advance health equity: Eval Question 1 Jacques Colon Open Ended

how do we train for health equity

Our next NEPHTC Advisory Committee Meeting is Monday, November 27, 2017.  We will be hearing from Jennifer Hadayia, recently Health Equity Coordinator of Harris County (Houston) Health Department, and currently Director of Public Health, Legacy Community Health.

Topic: Jennifer will share an overview of Harris County Health Equity Transformation, with an emphasis on experiences with training and implementation.