Short videos frame ideas for students and start the conversation.
Selected videos on Health Equity:
Videos from the Boston Public Health Commission, Center for Health Equity and Social Justice:
Shifting the Public Health Paradigm (13 minutes):
Building Healthier Communities (10 minutes):
Healthy Choices, Healthy Options (3 minutes):
Our neighborhood is not a Dumping Ground (4 minutes):
Bridging the Great Divide: Health Disparities in America (Kaiser Permanente)
American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Health Equity Videos
A series of short videos, about 5 minutes each, focuses on community engagement in an academic health science setting. Community members speak out about their communities in their own words. https://vimeo.com/channels/healthequity
View a documentary or film to engage students in a discussion.
Film suggestions include:
Last Straw Board Game (2 hours)
Promote discussion about the social determinants of health by playing The Last Straw! board game. The game is an educational tool designed to:
Players develop character profiles and move through life stages during which they encounter environmental, economic, and family issues. Players gain and lose chips based on community and personal scenarios and the person with the most chips at the end of the game wins.