The Fight Continues: Health Equity in 2021 and Beyond

With Election Day behind us, it is time to renew our energy and strategy to advance health, justice, and equity. The transition to the Biden-Harris administration provides important opportunities to make tangible gains in social justice, health equity, public health efforts, and upstream health system transformation efforts.


This webinar will review the role and ongoing need for social movements and health equity advocacy efforts. We’ll then present concrete opportunities for action in this new political landscape—from the Georgia Senate runoffs and the incoming administration’s COVID-19 Task Force to community-level and health system-level transformation.



  • Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, Founder & CEO of HealthBegins



  • Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, Founder & CEO of HealthBegins
  • Sadena Thevarajah, JD, Managing Director, HealthBegins
  • Solange Gould, Co-Director, Human Impact Partners
  • Zachariah Mampilly, PhD, Marxe Endowed Chair of International Affairs, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, CUNY


Webinar Objectives:

By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the structural determinants of health equity, including political and legal determinants of health, and their relationship to health care and public health
  • List at least two examples of strategies to address structural, political, and legal determinants of health equity
  • Describe opportunities for health systems and professionals to help transform the structures and policies that shape the distribution of power, resources and opportunities for health in the first place


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