AIDPH hosted its annual colloquium “Confronting Inequity Through Oral Health Policy” on January 14 and 15, 2020. This year’s colloquium featured expert speakers from diverse backgrounds to lead the discussion around inequities in public policy and how clinicians, policy makers and leaders can affect change.
In this panel discussion, Dr. Derek Griffith, Dr. Amelie Ramirez, Dr. Candice Chen, and Dr. Lois Cohen touch on challenges of communicating across various cultural boundaries and finding creative collaborative solutions that work to support diverse communities responsibly and respectfully.
Culture, race, and ethnicity intersect in the delivery of health care from both the patient and provider perspective. Our culture is influenced through both our social and physical environment and is directly connected to political determinants of health. Failing to account for these deeply rooted identities and values creates health inequity. Understanding and awareness of how our internal and external identities connect to health outcomes help us promote culturally responsive care and support equitable policies.
We want to hear from you! What measures can we take through policy and practice to resonate with various cultures and backgrounds with the goal of health equity in mind?
Post authored by:
Caitie Skaggs | AIDPH Staff
The American Institute of Dental Public Health