Shifting power: Understanding community building for health equity

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Barsoum, Gigi
Heller, Jonathan
Partners for Advancing Health Equity
November 2023
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Recognizing that structural racism, sexism, and other structural marginalization as the root cause of health inequities is a major step forward in the field of health equity. However, it is not enough. Efforts to make changes on the structural level require shifts in power that center the views, experiences, and desires of the communities that experience harm. Understanding and collaboration across multiple sectors are needed to build community power to affect change.
This webinar showcased work that uplifts the idea that building power in communities is key to changing structural drivers of health inequities and health equity. Audience members left with a renewed understanding of the role of power inequities and approaches to shifting power.


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