Power Up: A Call for Public Health to Recognize, Analyze, and Shift the Balance in Power Relations to Advance Health and Racial Equity
This work was supported in part by grant funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Strategies such as diversifying the public health workforce; building capacity related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; and conducting research on oppression are necessary but insufficient to improving health in communities that have been marginalized by systems of oppression. Working toward health and racial equity requires changing the structural drivers of health. Public health interventions must advance widespread and lasting structural change—changes in values and beliefs; culture and norms; governance; laws, policies, regulations, and budgets; and institutional practices.
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Heller, J. C., Fleming, P. J., Petteway, R. J., Givens, M., & Pollack Porter, K. M. (2023). Power Up: A Call for Public Health to Recognize, Analyze, and Shift the Balance in Power Relations to Advance Health and Racial Equity. American Journal of Public Health, (0), e1-e4.