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Rhode Island Health Equity Summit

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Location: 
Providence, RI

Health Equity in Action: Justice and Health For All 

Health equity is the concept that everyone should have the opportunity to attain optimal health status. Unfortunately, this is not a reality in Rhode Island today. Many people experience avoidable and unfair health inequities based on where they were born and what neighborhoods they live in. These factors are known as the social determinants of health. 

The Rhode Island Department of Health, with its community partners, advocates for policies and initiatives to address the following issues:
• House Stability
• Community Policing Partnerships
• Equitable Solutions in the Face of Climate Change
• Education Innovations
• Food Insecurity and Access
• Built Environment Approaches to Equity
• Behavioral Health
• Community Cohesion
• Partnerships to Sustain Equity
• Health Systems Innovations

Rhode Island must develop a concerted approach to achieving health equity for all.

The 2016 RI Health Equity Summit will offer participants a rare opportunity to help us meet this challenge.

All Are Welcome To Attend 


Registration Fee: 30.00 
Fee includes: Full day event, breakfast, lunch, and parking.

Limited Scholarship, subject to application, are available for students and community residents. To apply, please copy and paste the following: https://goo.gl/forms/hsGU1h3FXYxtkOJ32

Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.