Social justice is the bedrock of public health. Public health researchers have well-established partnerships with members of BIPOC communities and are beginning to untangle and reverse disparities. Students and faculty members in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health bring this value to the center of what they do. Their work has been essential this year – with the thunderous cry for racial justice and the COVID-19 pandemic being just two areas of response.
In this recent panel discussion hosted by OHSU, SPH faculty and students discussed how anti-racism and health equity are helping to train tomorrow’s public health activists, and how students are holding the school accountable along the way.