Advancing Health Equity: Challenges and Opportunities for Psychologists

Disparities, inequities in the experience of good health and well-being attributable to social injustice, persist and grow between and within countries. Effective solutions to ending health inequities depend greatly on our ability to change the environment – where people live, learn, work, play and love – as well as our ability to change individual self-care behaviors. The presentation will discuss continuing challenges to achieving health equity including maintaining and strengthening collaborations and understanding needs and progress. Ways is which psychology can contribute to ending health disparities will be explored.