Track IV: Building Health Equity in Wisconsin
April 28-29, 2020
A healthy citizenry will increase economic capacity and drastically improve quality of life in Wisconsin. But how do we help all residents of Wisconsin attain their highest level of health? The simplistic answer is to ensure accessible, affordable health care for all. However, we know that upstream social determinants play an enormous role in determining health outcomes. Health inequities are created when barriers prevent individuals and communities from reaching their full health potential. One way to measure progress is to examine health disparities, defined as “differences in health status between people related to social or demographic factors such as race, gender, income or geographic region.” This track will seek concrete solutions to overcoming health disparities that lead to health inequity.