Local Lessons & Global Applications: Achieving Health Equity Together
Held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health by the Center for Health Equity on 24th April, 2019. The panel included a unique collection of health equity experts originating from all over the world including Somalia, Alaska, Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, and Baltimore USA who shared professional and personal experiences from living in and working with vulnerable communities across the world. Thought-provoking conversation explored local factors driving health inequities that cut across geographical boundaries. Attendees gained valuable insight into patterns, lessons learned, and best practices applicable to local settings in the USA, and globally. Content is relevant to public health professionals, researchers, practitioners, students, and community leaders wanting to enhance their health-related efforts by considering barriers beyond medical clinic settings that influence patients’ decisions, behaviors and capacity for wellbeing. Panelists: Abdirahman Abdi, AA, Theresa Betancourt, ScD, MA, Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH, Reverend Debra Hickman, M.Div., Olugbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, and moderator Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, RN, PhD Event Organizer: Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity (http://healthequityhub.org) Co-sponsors: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg American Health Initiative + Alliance for a Healthier World.
Meet our inequality fighters – Oanh from Vietnam
8 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion people. The super-rich have done very well out of an economic system that favors the few and leaves too many others behind. It doesn’t have to be this way. People like Oanh live with the realities of inequality everyday. She is campaigning to fight inequality. Join her to demand an economy that works for everyone, not just the few. https://www.evenitup.org/ Oanh is 27 years old and lives in Hanoi, Vietnam, with her partner. Vietnam’s economy has grown rapidly in recent years but people like Oanh haven’t fully benefitted from it. While the richest Vietnamese can afford world-class healthcare, Oanh and others are pushed further into poverty through out of pocket payments that their health insurance doesn’t cover. This widens the gap between the rich and the rest even further. It also means that Oanh often isn’t healthy enough to get a secure job, that could help her cover basic costs, and she isn’t always well enough to work as much as she wants. Oanh wanted to make this film because she wants to speak out about the vicious cycle of economic inequality and poverty.
Minority Health Disparities | Michelle's Story
Michelle R. Simmons is a patient, mother and grandmother who understands firsthand the impact of health disparity in her family and in her community. Her commitment to her own health and the health of her family and community, makes her a powerful partner with Johns Hopkins Medicine to reverse the impact of health disparities. For more information http://bit.ly/2peG6mM
How stress is killing us (and how you can stop it). | Thijs Launspach | TEDxUniversiteitVanAmsterdam
What cause us to have so much stress these days? And why are especially young people vulnerable to this? What is stress? What happens in the brain and in the body during stress? What are the consequences of stress, if you’re not careful? What is burn-out? Which 5 steps can you take to reduce stress in your life? Final message: is IS possible experience less stress in life – with some practical solutions. But YOU have to make the choice to do this! Thijs is a psychologist who has written two books: Quarterlife, about the quarterlifer crisis, and The Millenial Manifesto, about the societal factors which lead to the high prevalence of mental health issues among young people. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx