Gov. Josh Shapiro Proclaims September 2023 as Health Equity Month

The Partnership for Better Health is thrilled to celebrate the designation of September 2023 as Health Equity Month in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Governor Josh Shapiro remarked, “I commend all those helping to raise awareness of health equity, and I applaud their devotion to improving the health and well-being of all Pennsylvanians.” In his proclamation, the Governor mentions the Partnership for Better Health, a community foundation that works collaboratively with key stakeholders throughout parts of Cumberland, Perry, Adams, and Franklin Counties to positively influence the lives of our neighbors.

To commemorate this dynamic month, the Partnership for Better Health has curated several digital learning experiences to promote health equity. Learn more about Health Equity using the resources below:

HEALTH EQUITY 101 — Learn about health equity at your own pace! The Partnership for Better Health presents this complimentary self-paced digital training to introduce people, teams, and organizations to the dynamic elements of health equity. Dr. Marcellus C. Taylor, Director of Health Equity, serves as the facilitator for this free 90-minute learning experience. Sign up today:

HOUSING — In this profound talk, Stephen Brown discusses “Lessons Learned” from the Better Health Through Housing program, a partnership between the Center for Housing and Health and UI Health that identifies and transitions the chronically homeless from our Emergency Room into permanent supportive housing. Stephen is a faculty member and Director of Preventive Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.

ENVIRONMENT — What part of your illnesses are genetic, and what part of them are environmental? Professor B.M. Hegde breaks down misconceptions about health and leaves us questioning what health actually means.