Safe States: Anti-Racism and Health Equity Work Group

Safe States: Anti-Racism and Health Equity Work Group

By: Alexandra de Leon Date: February 25th, 2022

The Safe States Anti-racism and Health Equity Workgroup will be hosting this Peer Learning Call which will focus on injury and violence prevention data and equity considerations. Our peer learning calls are informal and are designed to facilitate group discussion among all participants. These calls are not recorded; in person participation is encouraged.

Drs. Monica Vavilala & Lynn Stansbury (University of Washington’s Harborview Injury Prevention Research Center) will present findings from their latest report titled: Equity Gaps in Injury and Violence Data Across Seattle, King County, Washington State, and Pacific Northwest. A representative from the Colorado Office of Health Equity will speak on data systems as products of power structures, their limitations for understanding inequities, and opportunities to utilize data in a meaningful way to promote health equity.

Please plan on joining us for an interesting and informative call:

More information on the event available here.

The purpose of the Anti-racism and Health Equity Work Group (ARHEWG) is to elevate the field of injury and violence prevention (IVP) through an anti-racism and health equity lens by moving a diverse community of members and partners in a unified approach toward achieving equitable opportunities and positive health outcomes for all marginalized groups. The groups primary activities include:

  • Engaging in open discussions on a variety of cross-cutting topics to build awareness and dialogue internally and externally,
  • Making recommendations for strategic opportunities to incorporate an equity framework in IVP program and policy activities,
  • Identifying opportunities for collaboration across a variety of agencies, organizations, and institutions committed to equitable systems change, and
  • Implementing sustainable solutions that improve overall health outcomes for individuals and communities impacted by injuries and violence.

The Work Group serves as a core leadership team reflective of the Safe States’ membership body and meets monthly. To learn more about this group’s work, click here.