In the Introduction to Health Equity lesson, students learn how and why health disparities impact social and economically disadvantaged populations and understand underlying causes of health inequality through a series of individual and small group activities and class discussion.
National Strategies that Align with the SHARE Curriculum
Healthy People 2020 Objectives
AH-2 Increase the proportion of adolescents who participate in extracurricular and/or out-of-school activities.
AH-3.2 Increase the proportion of parents who attend events and activities in which their adolescents participate.
National Partnership for Action
Goal 1 Awareness - Increase awareness of the significance of health disparities, their impact on the nation, and the actions necessary to improve health outcomes for racial, ethnic, and underserved populations.
Strategy 2: Develop and support partnerships among public, nonprofit, and private entities to provide a comprehensive infrastructure to increase awareness, drive action, and ensure accountability in efforts to end health disparities and achieve health equity across the lifespan.
Goal 2: Leadership - Strengthen and broaden leadership for addressing health disparities at all levels.
Strategy 7: Invest in young people to prepare them to be future leaders and practitioners by actively engaging and including them in the planning and execution of health, wellness and safety initiatives.