Health Equity Circle
One of our main goals at Health Equity Circle is to develop leaders within the Health Sciences fields and community. In order to do so, we strive to provide different opportunities for students to step up and teach, organize, and advocate.
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Health Equity Circle
"Health is More Than Healthcare"
UCONJ 624: Health Equity and Community Organizing is an inter-professional, one credit, non-clinical elective course for all UW Seattle campus students.
UCONJ 624 aims:
- to equip student leaders with the tools they need to organize themselves and others to address the social and structural injustices (including race, class, gender, sexuality, ability and citizenship status.)
- introduce students to the concepts of engaging in community driven listening and advocacy campaigns.
The didactic coursework will be complemented by community engagement opportunities allowing students to apply skills, gain confidence, and collaborate around a community-driven campaign. While specific to the context community advocacy campaigns are emerging from, all campaigns share the common themes of eliminating structural obstacles that impede health equity and improving access to a life of dignity for individuals and communities marked as “vulnerable,” “other,” and/or “underserved.”
The class is taught in partnership between Sound Alliance and Health Equity Circle student leaders and faculty adviser.
Please contact us if you would like to learn more about the class, request an add code, or would like to get involved.
Contact us here if you decide you want to start your own campaign or lead one yourself!
The Core Leadership Team (CLT) are a group of students dedicated to translating the Health Equity Circle mission/vision from words into action. They work together to prioritize and organize to move the needle on Social Determinants of Health and support other leaders in their development. They also maintain the relationship with Sound Alliance and UW Health Sciences schools.