Health Equity and Social Justice: Community Models, National Priorities. Adewale Troutman, M.D., M.P.H. Director, Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness Atlanta Georgia . A Review of the Data. Some Selected Data.
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Adewale Troutman, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness
Human Rights: A higher order right MORALLY based and UNIVERSAL. It belongs to all persons equally because they are human beings(Declaration of Independence)
The existence of health disparities concentrated among specific racial groupings is a violation of United Nations covenants, international principles of human rights and all principles of universal justice
A Core Public Health Function
What we are willing to turn our backs on, ignore or deny, is the measure of our willingness to live as hypocrites and deny the core value of ethics in our daily practice of public health and more importantly in our very lives.
We need a social revolution based on social justice and health equity & supported by sound, sweeping policy aimed at reforming the American system