Title page for ETD etd-03072011-021034


Type of Document Dissertation
Author Richards, Anika Tahirah
Author's Email Address atrich04@vt.edu
URN etd-03072011-021034
Title Health Equity Education, Awareness, and Advocacy through the Virginia Department of Health Health Equity Campaign
Degree PhD
Department Teaching and Learning
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Redican, Kerry J. Committee Chair
Dixon, Benjamin Committee Member
Stratton, Richard K. Committee Member
Younge, Richard G. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Health Disparities
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Minority Health
  • “Unnatural Causes…Is Inequality Making Us Sick
  • Health Inequities
Date of Defense 2011-02-25
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This study showed that health equity must be achieved through education, awareness, and advocacy. A structured program must be put in place to provide accountability towards achieving health equity within organizations, communities, cites, and states. In Virginia, the Health Equity Campaign was a program put in place to provide such accountability to the citizens of Virginia. This study attempted to evaluate the Health Equity Campaign implemented by the Virginia Department of Health Office of Minority Health and Public Health Policy Division of Health Equity in order to get all Virginians to become advocates for health equity in their organizations, communities, neighborhoods. Organizational/group leaders were interviewed in addition to surveying various staff members. This study provides a detailed description of the strength of the Health Equity Campaign’s ability to promote education and awareness about health equity and why many participants found it difficult to transition from motivation to advocacy.
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