The certificate in Health Equity is designed to prepare students to become skilled and compassionate healthcare providers, public health professionals, and policy advocates who understand how social determinants shape health status and who are committed to working in solidarity with and to advocating for stigmatized and underserved populations.
Program participants will
- Understand how unjust social conditions cause illness and disease for stigmatized populations
- Be able to identify and intervene in their own practice and with colleagues when bias leads to unequal care
- Learn to practice equity-oriented, person-centered care that helps individuals seeking clinical services feel valued and welcomed
- Learn how policy affects health and how to be an effective advocate for better policies