"Health Equity is achieving the highest level of health for all people. Health equity entails focused, societal effects to address avoidable inequalities by equalizing the conditions for health for all groups, especially for those who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage or historical injustices."  -- Healthy People 2020


Event Date: November 05, 2021
Event Type: Public Meeting
Event Location: Virtual Zoom

2021 Racial Equity through Action & Learning: Talking the Talk Summit 2021

The Racial Equity Through Action and Learning: Talking the Talk summit is the second installment in a three-part series to build capacity to advance racial equity and justice. Last year’s theme “Laying the Groundwork” provided participants with the key aspects of racism and how it impacts the health outcomes in communities of color in the United States. This year we are adding to our toolbox the important component of language.

Communication is a critical step in dismantling racism and advancing racial equity and justice in our communities. Having the right language can equip individuals with the proper tools to effectively advance conversations about racial equity and take the necessary steps to achieve racial justice. We have the opportunity to come together and have meaningful discussions about the issues surrounding Racism as a Public Health Crisis, and be armed with appropriate language to dismantle racism in our society.

Speakers Mindy Fullilove, Bobby Persinger, and Fran Gerbig will provide the framework for having a functional vocabulary to effectively talk about racial equity. Attendees will learn through action by participating in education sessions and facilitated breakout group discussions. Engaging in facilitated breakout group discussions after each presentation provides the opportunity for participants to reflect on what they have learned and apply it to possible questions and scenarios they may face.

Due to COVID-19, the summit will be virtual, 8:30am-12:30pm EST.




● Discuss the importance of having the right language to discuss racial inequity
● Describe some of the key terms to effectively talk about racial equity
● Apply appropriate verbal responses to situations that challenge racial equity

Presented by the Columbus Public Health Center for Public Health Innovation and The Ohio State University College of Public Health.

QUESTIONS? Contact Jalisa Dawkins at [email protected]

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