Supporting a Movement for Health and Health Equity: Lessons from Social Movements

Supporting a Movement for Health and Health Equity is the summary of a workshop convened in December 2013 by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement to explore the lessons that may be gleaned from social movements, both those that are health-related and those that are not primarily focused on health. Participants and presenters focused on elements identified from the history and sociology of social change movements and how such elements can be applied to present-day efforts nationally and across communities to improve the chances for long, healthy lives for all.

Population of focus: Policy makers, community organizers

Link to resource: Supporting a Movement for Health and Health Equity: Lessons from Social Movements Workshop Summary

Date: 2014

Organization: Institute of Medicine