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Let’s Talk

The Let’s Talk Series is a collection of resources designed to promote discussion and understanding of how key concepts in health equity apply in public health practice. Each resource contains discussion questions to spark dialogue, reflection, and action to address the social determinants of health.

Let’s Talk: Intersectionality

Intersectionality moves us from one dimensional understandings of discrimination and marginalization to the multifaceted roots of injustice. This Let’s Talk defines intersectionality and what it means for public health. It helps readers avoid flattening or whitening intersectionality and instead use it for transformative change.

Let’s Talk: Advocacy and health equity

Highlights the importance of advocacy as both a strategy and practice within public health, and describes the different ways advocacy can contribute to addressing the social determinants of health and improving health equity. 

Let’s Talk: Moving upstream

Describes how public health works at three levels- downstream, midstream, and upstream – to improve everyone’s chance for good health.

Let’s Talk: Populations and the power of language

Explores how the language public health practioners and organizations use to describe populations influences how we frame problems and solutions, make decisions, and implement acitivities that seek to reduce inequities between groups.