Session Details

ACHE/AUPHA Joint Address: Data and Value-Informed Decision-Making for Health Equity

Tuesday, March 21

7:00–8:30 a.m.

Decision-making rests on two very different inputs: data that can suggest the consequences of particular actions, and values that suggest which action may be preferable. It is the role of the population health scientist to advance data and value-based arguments that can inform decision-making, and it is the role of the decision-maker to prioritize action accordingly. A clear perspective on the centrality of health equity as a value, and the inherent trade-offs can be a key guide to effective decision-making in challenging times. This presentation will discuss how data, values and decision-making intersect toward the goal of creating a world without health gaps.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how decision-making can help eliminate health gaps.
  • Advocate for data and value-based arguments when making decisions.

Presented By

Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH

Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH

Dean/Robert A. Knox Professor, School of Public Health

Boston University