Roots of Health Inequity: an Online Course

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) launched Roots of Health Inequity, the first comprehensive web-based curriculum about the root causes of health inequity. Funded by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, its audience is primarily the local public health workforce.

This free online course and learning collaborative teaches concepts and strategies for taking action on health inequities. Continuing education credit is available for the first unit in this course.

Based on a social justice framework, Roots of Health Inequity includes five course units featuring interactive presentations and case studies, readings, videos, audio, and group-directed discussions. Use Roots of Health Inequity to orient staff, inform strategic planning processes, and develop an organizational culture committed to tackling health inequities.