The University of Washington Schools of Public Health, Nursing and Social Work are collaboratively launching a new Health Equity Lecture Series, starting April 5. Dr. Perry Halkitis, Dean of the School of Public Health at Rutgers University, will give the inaugural lecture at 4:00 p.m. Pacific in the Magnuson Health Sciences Center’s Hogness Auditorium on UW Seattle campus. Dr. Halkitis researches health equity issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Health equity means creating the conditions (and eliminating the social, economic, environmental and other barriers) that allow each person to achieve their full health potential.
“The goal of this lecture series is to bring in thought leaders working on facets of health equity to catalyze conversations about how we can work more effectively with communities, each other and partner organizations to bring about positive change and foster a more inclusive environment on our own campus,” said Dr. Hilary Godwin, dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health.