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Embrace Discomfort to Achieve Health Equity

By Joanne Lee on April 27th, 2016

To “embrace difference to achieve health equity,” we must pay attention to the various factors that converge in individual communities and uniquely impact the people that live within them. Doing this calls us to be curious about differences, intentional about widening our perspectives, and perceptive about interconnections between health and other complex social issues like […]

Embrace Difference to Achieve Health Equity

By Joanne Lee on April 20th, 2016

Health equity is gaining prominence in public conversations about community well-being. While not a new concept in the field, it is invigorating to see health equity as an integral part of seminal work and papers, including the recent study of the association between income and life expectancy by Chetty et al., and the inclusion of […]

At the Intersection of Human Connection and Equity

By Risa Wilkerson on April 13th, 2016

At the fifth Safe Routes to School National Conference, the theme was Intersections: Where Transportation and Health Meet. The sessions were enlightening, and the intersection theme went even deeper. Throughout the conversations, I noticed an intersection of human connection and equity. Keynote speaker Kevin Carroll reminded us that being in motion together (play) is serious […]

Finding Common Ground with Human-Centered Design

By Phil Bors on April 8th, 2016

Last week, I spent an afternoon with a group of new friends reimagining Rockaway Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. We listened as a community health advocate explained how local youth run a weekly market stand on the sidewalk across from a Popeyes Chicken restaurant. And we learned about P.S. 125, a […]