Session 4: Addressing Health Disparities and Racial Equity

Issues of healthcare access, racial/ethnic disparities and equity are closely linked to SDOH. In this session, we will focus on identifying the links between disparities and SDOH, including the use of data to identify communities with overlapping structural and social needs (also known as ‘hotspotting’). We will also discuss how to embed equity and racial justice into your SDOH strategy, how to build alliances with non-traditional stakeholders to address structural issues in your community and approaches for investing in prevention activities that address the root causes of inequities in your communities.