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Health Disparities & Health Equity

Selected Videos


  • Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity 75 mins. "In the U.S., race --more than any other demographic factor-- determines levels of individual educational achievement, health and life expectancy, possibility of incarceration, and wealth. This film reveals a self-perpetuating system of inequity in which internal factors play out in external structures: institutions, policy and law. Designed for dialogue and learning, Cracking the codes : the system of racial inequity works to disentangle internal beliefs within, as it builds skills to recognize and address the external drivers of inequity" Available in Swirbul Library: DVD E184.A1 C73 2012
  • The Healthy Neighborhood, Healthy Families Initiative 3 mins. Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families, a hospital-led collaborative, improves social determinants through housing development. Our anchor institution case study documents process, effects and lessons learned. Available Online.
  • How Do Social Determinants Impact Public Health? 5 mins. The conditions in which people live, work and play in are called "social determinants of health," and they can have a profound impact on our well-being. Find out how in this episode of "That's Public Health" from APHA and Complexly.