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Basics of Health Equity (Student Edition)

Learning Objectives
1. Define health equity and justice
2. Compare and contrast equality and equity
3. Describe the four levels of racism
4. Discuss the relationship between moving upstream and health equity
0.5 Credit CME

Understanding that we all come to equity and justice with potentially different life experiences and levels of understanding of the existing historical context, evidence, theory and practice, this section grounds our members and readers in common definitions, concepts and frameworks. This primer is not exhaustive but, rather, more of an introduction. We recognize that there are other useful and valid ways to explain the concepts that follow, and that language evolves over time. We encourage further investigation, engagement and reflection to expand one's knowledge.

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Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

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