Health Equity / Health Disparity

Health Equity Pathway

The Health Equity Pathway was created in response to growing interest among residents for further training and experiences to address healthcare disparities. We have conceptualized this pathway as something broader than a "Global Health" pathway, as many of the foundational concepts and challanges are similar to the rural underserved, urban underserved, and those in the developing world. The pathway utilizes a combination of didactics, interactive sessions, and community immersion experienced to build a deeper understanding of the socioeconomic determinants of health and key issues affecting the medicall underserved. We aim to position our graduates to improve health equity through advocacy and recognition and adoption of community resources/partnerships.  Specific topics include: 

  • Socioeconomic Determinants of Health in our Community
  • Understanding Government Entitlement Programs
  • Health Literacy
  • Implicit Bias and Discrimination in Health
  • The Opioid Epidemic and Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Health Policy and Advocacy

Our Health Equity Pathway is led by Denver Health Hospitalist Ellen Sarcone, at Ellen.Sarcone@dhha.org