Equity Grant

About the Grant

The Mailman School of Public Health Equity Grant supports student groups at the Mailman School of Public Health in their effort to create projects and programming that advance structural competency, or an understanding of the relationship between determinants of health and systemic inequality, and cultural humility, or “the ability to maintain an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented” (Hook, Davis, Owen, Worthington, and Utsey, 2013, p.2). This grant is available to students through a short proposal process. The average award is between $700 and $1000 and is administered by the Office of Diversity, Culture and Inclusion and the Office of Student Affairs.

Examples of Eligible Projects & Programming

  • Explore the relationship between hierarchies of oppression, determinants of health, and health inequity

  • Offer unique co-curricular and/or community-building activities

  • Contribute to the development of structural competency and cultural humility

  • Provide students with tools for engaging issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Does not conflict with school wide Mailman-sponsored events

Proposed projects do not have to mirror the examples offered, but we do identify these areas as needs for our community. ODCI looks forward to the creative ways that students will propose to advance our School’s commitment to inclusion and belonging for all. 


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