Structural and Systemic Inequities in Mental Wellbeing


This Learning Series event will center around the topic of how systemic inequities rooted in race, gender, ethnicity, age, and class have created lasting and damaging health disparities. It will discuss the barriers to wellbeing faced by those in marginalized communities and what can be done on personal and organizational levels to dismantle unjust systems and structures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to apply anti-racist, anti-sexist, and destigmatizing principles to address injustices created by systemic inequities.
  • Discuss approaches for empathetically engaging historically marginalized communities where systemic and structural inequities have created lasting distrust.
  • Discuss how systems and the workforce must change to reflect the diversity and needs of the people they are meant to serve.
  • Gain an understanding of how structural and systematic determinants of health perpetuate inequality in healthcare and mental wellbeing.