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Documentary for Health and Social Justice screening 12/16/14
Please join HEI and the Cinema Department on Tuesday, December 16th for this semester's screening of four new documentaries! The screening will take place at 6:30 PM at SF State's Coppola Theater. Find details on the films and event on our website.

Empower Latino Youth (ELAYO) presented at 142nd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting
Elodia Villaseñor, ELAYO Project Manager, (pictured) presented at APHA on "The ELAYO Model," and discussed how the project fostered and trained the next generation of Latino public health leaders. Read more about her talk here.
HEI Visiting Professor, Dr. Bernd Simon
We would like to welcome Dr. Bernd Simon to HEI! Dr. Simon will be with us for the next two months as a Visiting Professor. Dr. Simon comes from the Christian- Albrechts-University in Kiel (Germany) where he is Professor of Social and Political Psychology and Director of the Institute of Psychology. He studied psychology, sociology, and philosophy at the University of Münster (Germany) and the University of Kent at Canterbury (England). In his research, he investigates inter- and intra-group processes, with particular emphasis on issues of identity, power, politicization, and respect. At HEI, Dr. Simon will be collaborating with Dr. Allen LeBlanc on ideas relating to the study of stress and health.

Save the Date for Wild and Precious in San Francisco 2/25/15
Wild and Precious, a performance piece by Steve Cadwell is coming to San Francisco on February 25th, 2015. Wild & Precious is a theatrical memoir celebrating the life of Steve Cadwell, a gay man who grew up in rural Vermont and now lives with his husband and their son outside of Boston. Proceeds from the San Francisco show will benefit the Beyond Bullying Project. To learn more about the show, visit the website. Be sure to buy your tickets today! 
 
We are very excited to share our first
motion graphic on Health Equity!

 
What is Health Equity? This video explains how social, economic, and environmental conditions can create health inequities and how these inequities can affect health disparities. Check it out and share with others!
2013-2014 Annual Report

The Health Equity Institute is excited to announce that our 2013-2014 Annual Report is available, which highlights our work and accomplishments from the last year. Over the last year, we have worked hard to ensure broad and accessible dissemination of HEI’s activities, research outcomes, and educational efforts. We have strengthened our training programs for students and expanded our forms of communication through an increase in social media activity, creation of new infographics, and student-produced documentaries on health and social justice. We continue to collaborate with our community, government, and academic partners, report on our research findings, and train our next generation of health equity scholars, in order to eliminate social inequities and disparities in health and work towards a just and healthy society for all. Download today!

Are you connected with us?

The Health Equity Institute is increasingly active on social media sites, providing health and social justice updates daily to keep the public active and informed.
 
Today, HEI's Twitter page posts five to ten daily articles relevant to health equity and public health issues to over 970 followers. HEI also provides access to over 50 documentaries for free on our YouTube page "Health Equity Institute Documentaries," with over 250 subscribers and over 140,000 views of our documentary collection.  Be sure to like our Facebook page to receive updates on the Institute's work and upcoming events. Stay educated and informed by connecting with us today!
 
Today is #GivingTuesday!
Did you know that today is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global day that is dedicated to showing your support and giving back. To kick-off the holiday gift giving season consider donating to the Health Equity Institute. Your donation will help us to continue our work in creating a just and healthy society for all. To learn more about what your gift will do and to donate, visit our website. We also encourage you to head over to Twitter and share with us how you are giving back this year using #GivingTuesday. We wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season!
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