Envisioning Health Equity
Under the guidance of Associate Professor Tamerah Hunt, Ph.D., 15 graduate athletic training students competed in the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Art Competition.
Students enrolled in the Advanced Rehabilitation Skills in Athletic Training course were challenged by Hunt to share their vision of an America where health disparities based on race and ethnicity, geography, socioeconomic status, and sexual and gender identity are a thing of the past and where all populations have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy, and productive lives. Participants each created a piece of artwork to represent their vision which was placed together to form a collage.
“The collage demonstrates that healthcare providers from various walks of life envision equity differently, but we still end up providing quality care to our patients,” stated Hunt.
Though the group did not win the competition, Hunt reflected on the personal growth that it provided.
“This challenge created a great opportunity for my students and myself to think through some of our own biases, experiences and expectations to see how we envision equity. Even more, we got the chance to look at the similarities and differences between us which helped connect us even closer as a group.”