REPORT: What is Health Equity?
Health centers need shared language and definitions to understand health equity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation compiled this report, which includes definitions and key steps to advancing health equity, as part of their work toward building a “culture of health.”VIEW RESOURCE
FACT SHEET: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Advancing Health Equity
The American Public Health Association (APHA) outlines six key principles for advancing health equity:
- Be Explicit
- Identify and Effectively Address Racism and Racial Implicit Biases.
- Adopt a “Health in all Policies” Approach.
- Create an Internal Organization-Wide Culture of Equity.
- Respect and Involve Communities in Health Equity Initiatives.
- Measure and Evaluate Progress in Reducing Health Disparities.
VIDEO: Dr. Camara Jones Explains the Cliff of Good Health
Dr. Camara Jones describes how health disparities develop, and how we can start to address them through the analogy of “the cliff of good health.”VIEW RESOURCE
More from Dr. Camara Jones — Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism
Report: National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity
This report from the Office of Minority Health provides a common set of goals and objectives to help racial and ethnic minorities — and other underserved groups. The strategy consists of ideas, suggestions and comments from thousands of individuals and organizations across the country.
ARTICLE: Health Equity Must Be a Strategic Priority
This article explores the imperative of prioritizing health equity, making it a core strategy, and requiring commitment and collaboration from people in all parts of the health care system as well as those in other sectors.