Emory Urban Health Initiative: Applying Principles of Participatory Community Engagement to Advance Health Equity

Emory Urban Health Initiative: Applying Principles of Participatory Community Engagement to Advance Health Equity

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This is a 90-minute live webinar on September 14, 2022 from 12 – 1:30 pm ET.

The Emory Urban Health Initiative (UHI) has a mission to provide health disparities education and advocacy, build collaborative partnerships, and develop best practice models with low-wealth communities and those who work with them to advance equity in health and well-being. In this webinar, Stacie Schmidt, MD, the Co-Director of the Emory Urban Health Initiative (UHI),  Carolyn Aidman, PhD, the Associate Director of  Emory UHI, and Joan Wilson MS, JM, FACHE, the Assistant Director of Emory UHI will describe the work of UHI in advancing the social, economic, and ecological well-being of communities in the Atlanta metro area. Participants will learn about best-practice models for participatory community engagement within low-wealth and underserved communities. Attendees will also gain perspective about the collaborative model of the program in developing health career students into future professionals who embrace and engage communities in self-efficacy and experiential approaches to solving the health problems affecting their communities.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of the Emory Urban Health Initiative in advancing the social, economic, and ecological wellbeing of communities in the Atlanta metro area.
  • Identify at least 2 best-practice models for participatory community engagement with low-wealth communities.
  • Explain how the Urban Health Initiative model fosters growth of future health career professionals who embrace and implement community-engaged principles in their future work.

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