Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Historical Impact of Population Health Disparities and Finding a Path Toward Equity (On-Demand Webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

27 Jun 2023



Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Historical Impact of Population Health Disparities and Finding a Path Toward Equity

Note: This is a recording of a live webinar held on June 21, 2023, from 12:00 pm-1:30 pm ET. 

Training Overview:

Health equity—the state in which everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible—is a pressing need and identified priority that state and local health departments are currently trying to address with additional resources and efforts across the country. However, before we can implement effective tools for change, we must first understand the historical context and generational trauma that structural and systemic racism has created. This inequality causes unjust barriers to health, wealth, and resources and continues to plague many communities today with a direct impact on health. This webinar will discuss the practices and policies put in place to specifically disadvantage certain populations throughout history with a higher burden of disease, injury, and violence, and what the public health workforce can do today to improve opportunities for everyone to achieve optimal health.

About the Trainer

Shantel Hébert-Magee, MD, MPH is the Chief Medical Officer for Medicaid at the Louisiana Department of Health. Previously, she was Region One Medical Director (Greater New Orleans) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Laboratory Director at the Office of Public Health. Prior to her state tenure, she functioned in healthcare as a clinician, industry consultant, minority health strategist, and non-profit CEO. She has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, editorials, white papers, and book chapters. A native of New Orleans, Dr. Hérbert-Magee completed her undergraduate studies at Clark Atlanta University. She earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and an MPH in health policy and management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As a native of New Orleans, she brings her vast experience and expertise to continue to advance the health of Louisiana.

CERTIFICATE:  The course contains two modules: a module to access the webinar and an evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

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 UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. 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.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the historical narrative and policies that promulgated population health disparities
  • Identify intersectionality and violence as a public health problem
  • Describe the impact of John Henryism on behavioral and physical health and the paradoxical effect on Medicaid
  • Identify what is needed for implementing tools for changing health inequities in state and local health departments


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Historical Impact of Population Health Disparities and Finding a Path Toward Equity
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