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The Equity Table

November 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Equity Table is a round-table discussion, which will be held the evening before the first official day of the Healthy Start Virtual Grantees’ Meeting. The discussion featured Art James, MD, FACOG, Janelle Palacios, PhD, CNM, and Denise Evans, MM, MA, RHCP and was moderated by Kenn L. Harris. During the discussion, Art, Janelle, and Denise explored the racism and inequities communities of color face in the United States, today and historically, and the subsequent impact on their health and well-being. Specifically, they discussed the persistent disparities seen among Black and Native communities, both in maternal and child health outcomes and beyond.

By the end of the session, participants could:

  • Understand the impact of racism and inequities on the health and well-being of African American
  • Develop a shared language around this topic

Click to view the session slides.





The Healthy Start EPIC Center is operated by the National Institute for Children's Health Quality. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 1 UF5MC327500100 titled Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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