The Center for Health Equity Practice (CHEP) is dedicated to helping those who work in public health and related fields understand health equity, social justice, and the social determinants of health. CHEP works with partners to reduce the likelihood that people are disadvantaged because of their race, class, or gender.

CHEP’s Health Equity and Social Justice Workshop is an interactive, dialogue-based, workshop that seeks to illuminate the often unseen experience of racism, sexism, classism, and other types of oppression as root causes of health inequity. The workshop consists of two-consecutive days of guided dialog, historical perspective, and education, followed by a third day two weeks later. It is led by two, highly experienced facilitators who guide the group as they explore a variety of topics including: defining health equity & social justice, the concept of root causes, the four levels of oppression and change, understanding the social determinants of health, the concept of power, exploring individual cultural identity, and turning thought into action. This workshop is a nationally recognized model for restoring a social justice/health equity framework for public health practice and other fields of work.

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