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Who Has the Power? – An Analysis of Where Power Lies Within SDOH Interventions

06.20.2022

Keywords: Essential Resources, Expert Lived Experience, Health Equity, Public Heath, Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)

In September 2021, Health Leads in partnership with Alluma conducted a workshop at the Community Information Exchange (CIE) Summit to explore the current state of the technology-driven approaches for social determinants of health (SDOH) interventions. Workshop participants discussed and visualized how current approaches to SDOH interventions both obstruct and promote anti-racism and equity advancement, and reflected on whether their organizations’ SDOH interventions facilitate liberation for oppressed communities.

The power mapping framework was adapted from the We All Count’s data equity framework and explores the following:

• How does power travel in technology interventions for SDOH?
• How does this power flow perpetuate structural racism and bias?
• What does an equitable system look like in our field? What does an inequitable system look like?
• How does inequity present itself in the current SDOH technology intervention landscape?
• What does change look like?

 

Tags: Community Partnerships, Community Partnerships & Engagements, Conference Presentation, Developed by Health Leads, Harnessing Data, Health Equity, Whitepaper/Research, Workforce & Authentic Relationships

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