Ethics and Policy
Center for Promoting Health and Health Equality: Ethics & Policy
- The Center for Promoting Health and Health Equality (CPHHE) recognizes that addressing health policy and ethics is crucial for advancing health equality and population health. From federal to community levels, health policies strongly influence what health and social conditions are given priority and how they are to be addressed. Also, in addressing community health problems, ethical values like respect, justice, and care call for robust community-academic/institutional partnering. An essential ethical guideline is that such partnering should incorporate cultural humility. (Tervalon M, Murray-Garcia J. Cultural humility versus cultural competence: A critical distinction in defining physician training outcomes in multiculural education. J of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 1998; 9(2):117-125.)
- To achieve these policy and ethical goals, CPHHE collaborates closely with Creighton University’s Center for Health Policy and Ethics (CHPE). (http://chpe.creighton.edu/)
- CHPE emphasizes social justice, supports the aims of CPHHE, and stresses the importance of robust and ethically-grounded community-academic/institutional partnering in addressing health inequalities and advancing community health.
- Dr. Amy Haddad, CHPE Director, and Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in Health Sciences, is on the CPHHE Governing Board as a Creighton Health Disparities Partner. (http://chpe.creighton.edu/people/profiles/haddad.htm)
- Dr. John Stone, CPHHE Co-Executive Director, is a faculty member at CHPE. (http://chpe.creighton.edu/people/profiles/stone.htm)
- Dr. Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, CPHHE, Co-Executive Director of the Administrative Core and for Community Liaison, and Associate Vice President for Health Sciences, Multicultural and Community Affairs, advises CHPE regarding community-related projects and grant proposals. (http://www.creighton.edu/health/hsmaca/)