Lesson series

Addressing Health Equity: Strategies for Implementation

Achieving health equity in the current socio-political and economic climate requires an in-depth analysis of not only the social processes that shaped these determinants, but also the policies that have cemented structural inequities.
Addressing Health Equity

This e-course will:

  • Introduce participants to systems of oppression and their role in creating health inequities
  • Share the history and implications of American medicine and racial/ethnic disparities
  • Interrogate the racism within medical, clinical and community practices
  • Describe strategies to address social, structural and environmental determinants of health

Learning Objectives

Participants will understand the influence of systems of oppression (racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ableism, bodyism and intersectionality) on institutions

Participants will be introduced to the foundations of American medicine and the root causes of racial/ethnic disparities and inequities

Participants will interrogate the precarity of research, medical and clinical practices involving Black Americans and other People of Color

Participants will engage in strategies to operationationalize social, structural and environmental determinants of health

Meet the instructor

Jameta Barlow, PHD, MPH

Jameta Nicole Barlow, PhD, MPH, a Charlottesville, Virginia native, is a community health psychologist, assistant professor of writing in the University Writing Program, affiliate faculty member of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Global Women’s Institute, Africana Studies and the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University(GWU) in Washington, DC. At GWU, she teaches a writing course on science and health, focused on women’s health. Dr. Barlow utilizes decolonizing methodologies to disrupt cardiometabolic syndrome and structural policies adversely affecting Black girls and women’s health, as well as intergenerational trauma.
Dr. Barlow holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English from Spelman College, a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Maternal and Child Health from The George Washington University and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology from North Carolina State University.
Jameta Barlow