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Health Equity Education

Building a Culture of Wellbeing

Developing the whole person through engagement with the community is central to the Catholic, Marianist philosophy.   Health Education and Wellbeing seeks to cultivate a community in which all members of the community take an active role in fostering an ethic of wellbeing, where all members of the community can succeed, thrive and matter.  To build a culture of wellbeing we must engage in a comprehensive approach that builds individual capacity and self-efficacy, fosters meaningful relationships, as well as prioritizes environments and policies which make healthy choice the easy choice.

Defining Health Equity

Health Equity works to address the social, political, economic, and systematic differences in health, health outcomes, and health systems.

Health Equity Education at the University of Dayton is characterized by the learning opportunities in which students are encouraged to reflect on the ways in which their values, decisions, and identities are reflected in their health behaviors.  These opportunities also provide students with tips and strategies to enhance their holistic wellbeing.


For more information about Health Equity Education, e-mail


Matthew Allen, Health Equity Education Coordinator

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469