Health Equity Resources
Health EquityThis toolkit provides resources to help users better understand health equity, health inequalities, and the social determinants of health. Information on how communities can work towards addressing existing issues is provided through a combination of presentations, resources, and hands-on practice. Resources within this toolkit include a training with interactive exercises and multiple webinars and case studies from public health leaders that highlight efforts throughout the U.S. to address some of the root causes of health inequities.
Plan4Health: Ensuring Health Equity through Community Engagement
This webinar will introduce principles of community engagement, including strategies for identifying community priorities and outreach tactics that incorporate a lens of health equity. This session will build on the health equity concepts from our December webinar as well as provide an introduction to cultural competency.
Making Health Equity a Priority
This webinar discusses health equity and project development. What are the challenges and opportunities of applying a lens of health equity? How do we continue to keep health equity at the center of our work? View slides.
Individual and Neighborhood Determinants of Health Inequalities in California’s Central Valley
This webinar highlights the work being done in the San Joaquin Valley, CA.The National Collaborative for Health Equity in partnership with members from our San Joaquin Valley PLACE MATTERS Teamhighlight the work being done in the San Joaquin Valley, CA.
This webinardiscusses health equity and project implementation. What are the challenges and opportunities of applying a health equity lens during implementation? How do we continue to keep health equity at the center of our work?
Featured speakers include:
- Anna Ricklin, Manager of the Planning and Community Health Center at the American Planning Association
- Shawn McIntosh, Project Manager at the Center for Public Health Policy at the American Public Health Association
Making Connections for a Healthier Iowa
Healthy kids are better prepared to learn, a healthy workforce is more productive, and healthy communities thrive. Yet we know that much of what contributes to the health of our communities is affected by sectors other than public health and health care.
Implementing Community Strategies For Engagement & Sustainability To Advance Health Equity
This webinar provided strategies on tailoring community health initiatives to address health inequities and enhance sustainability, including how to practice authentic community engagement. Presenters shared steps for identifying and overcoming barriers and unintended consequences that priority populations may face from community interventions. Presenters also shared tips for keeping health equity at the forefront of decision-making among stakeholders.
- Explain how authentic community engagement strategies are established and maintained to benefit priority populations
- Describe unintended consequences that may be experienced by priority populations
- Ensure that health equity is at the forefront of designing and planning community health initiatives
APHA: Health Equity
Thisdedicated section on health equity on APHA’s website includes resources from both APHA and external sources.
Racial Equity Tools
Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.
Racial Equity Resource Guide
The Racial Equity Resource Guide is designed to cater to you. Learn how you can create a fully personalized or customized set of resources that fit you or your organization’s needs.
Social Determinants of Health: Know What Effects Health
This website provides CDC resources for SDOH data, tools for action, programs, and policy. They may be used by people in public health, community organizations, and health care systems to assess SDOH and improve community well-being.
The Social Determinants of Health for Planners: Live, Work, Play, Learn!
The California Planning RoundtableHealthy Communities Work Group identified the SDOH as a priority concept for theplanners’ toolbox. As such, the Work Group formed a Social Determinants of Health
Subcommittee that includes non-CPR members who bring expertise on the subject and ample
knowledge and leadership. Together, we have prepared this paper to advance understanding
of this important concept among the planning community and beyond.
A Practitioners Guide for Advancing Health Equity
Guide focused on policy, systems, and environmental improvements designed to improve the places where people live, learn, work, and play.
Public Health and Equity: Promote Environmental Justice and Equity Principles in Transportation Policy
Transportation decisions affect our individual lives, economy and health. Every day, diverse populations are impacted by traffic fatalities, injuries and other negative health impacts as a result of poor and inequitable transportation decisions made in their communities.
Active Transportation: Benefitting Health, Safety and Equity
Active transportation includes non-motorized transportation options such as walking and biking, and is ideally linked with transit networks. Making active transportation a realistic, affordable and convenient option for all transportation users would help reduce health impacts and also promote physical activity, recreation, and environmental preservation. Well-connected streets with safe pedestrian and bicyclist paths and infrastructure can promote a healthy and active lifestyle for everyone.
Fair Play: Advancing Equity Through Shared Use
This fact sheet can help public health advocates and shared use practitioners increase opportunities for physical activity in the neighborhoods that need those opportunities most. It provides tips and strategies for developing shared use with an equity focus.
White House Discussions: How We Achieve Health Equity in Our Lifetime
The event, “Where the Curve Ends: Health Equity in Our Lifetime,” commemorated National Minority Health Month, but included conversations outside the traditional health sector lens. In addition to APHA, leaders from the National Congress of American Indians, the White House Council on Women and Girls and faith-based entities joined the roundtable discussion to discuss how public health works in their communities. As Gracia said, “Sometimes we get stuck on the disparities and thinking that they’re intractable and they’re not. We still need to break down silos and that’s why we’re here today.” More…
What Are Health Disparities and Health Equity? We Need to Be Clear
Health disparities” and “health equity” have become increasingly familiar terms in public health, but rarely are they defined explicitly. Ambiguity in the definitions of these terms could lead to misdirection of resources. This article discusses the need for greater clarity about the concepts of health disparities and health equity, proposes definitions, and explains the rationale based on principles from the fields of ethics and human rights.
Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities: Strategies for Advancing Smart Growth, Environmental Justice, and Equitable Development
This resourceaims to build on past successes and offer low-income, minority, tribal, and overburdened communities approaches to shape development that respondto their needs and reflecttheir values. It provides a menu of land use and community design strategies that bring together smart growth, environmental justice, and equitable development principles and that community-based organizations, local and regional decision-makers, developers, and others can use to revitalize their communities.
Community Participation in Health Impact Assessments: A National Evaluation
This evaluation offers new data related to community participation in the United States-based practice of Health Impact Assessment (HIA). The findings are intended to inform the work of HIA practitioners, but are relevant to all researchers and organizations intending to authentically engage community members in addressing policy, program, or planning solutions, as well as funders of HIA or similar types of community-based participatory research. This evaluation is the first study of its kind to assess:
- Impact of community participation on HIA values of democracy and health equity, as measured through civic agency
- Impact of community participation on the success of an HIA
Equity and HIA Webinar
An interactive webinar that introduces the theoretical underpinnings for an equity-focused approach to HIA practice. Participants learn measurable ways to integrate equity into each step of an HIA, as described in the Equity Metrics for Health Impact Assessment Practice, and discuss how an intentional focus on equity changes the approach to conducting an HIA and those engaged in the process.
Equity Metrics for Health Impact Assessment Practice
The SOPHIA Equity Working Group collaborated in a consensus process to develop this set of process and outcome metrics related to promoting equity through HIA. These metrics provide more detail to the HIA Practice Standards5 regarding the incorporation of equity into HIA practice.
Promoting Equity Through HIA
Primer describing strategies that practitioners can take to ensure that the value of equity be meaningfully incorporated into HIA.
Guidance and Best Practices for Stakeholder Participation – 2012
This guide distills stakeholder participation techniques, case studies, and guiding principles from various fields of expertise, including HIA, environmental and social impact assessment, land use and transportation planning, community-based participatory research, and public health.
Roles for Collaborators
Examples of roles for collaborators in the HIA process.
Tools and Materials for Stakeholder Engagement
- Stakeholder Analysis
- Example HIA Stakeholder Engagement Plan
- Activities for Engagement
- Tree Exercise
- Obstacles to Stakeholder Engagement
- Evaluation of Stakeholder Engagement
Implementing Systems Level Change for Health Equity: A Partnership Summit
The report includes a brief summary of the event and summaries of each session, as well as, conclusions and recommendations, and more.
“Our Momement” – 2015 Equity Summit Opening Video
Produced by Wyatt Closs and Big Bowl of Ideas, this short video is a powerful rendering of a pivotal national moment. Emerging equity leaders are proving that the future health and prosperity of this country hinges on our ability to address the needs of all.
Health equity means that people have opportunities based on their needs. An example could be the same health center charging people based on their ability to pay. A person who cannot afford care may receive it for free while another person may pay for the same care.
- Mortality. ...
- Life Expectancy. ...
- Burden of Disease. ...
- Mental Health. ...
- Uninsured/Underinsured. ...
- Lack of Access to Care. ...
- Raising Awareness Among Health Care Providers. ...
- Increasing Health Literacy in Affected Communities.
Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential” and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.” Health inequities are reflected in differences in length of life; quality of ...
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Our health equity principles are categorized by the three 3 Ps: People, Place, and Partnerships.
- equal access to care for the same need.
- equal utilization for the same need.
- equal quality for all.
As shown in the diagram above, the fundamental causes of health inequalities are an unequal distribution of income, power and wealth.
Many factors contribute to health disparities, including genetics, access to care, poor quality of care, community features (e.g., inadequate access to healthy foods, poverty, limited personal support systems and violence), environmental conditions (e.g., poor air quality), language barriers and health behaviors.
Disparities occur across many dimensions, including race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, location, gender, disability status, and sexual orientation. 2.
There are five main aspects of personal health: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual. In order to be considered "well," it is imperative for none of these areas to be neglected.
The National Wellness Institute promotes Six Dimensions of Wellness: emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual. Addressing all six dimensions of wellness in our lives builds a holistic sense of wellness and fulfillment.
A. Health-related components of Physical Fitness. There are five components of physical fitness: (1) body composition, (2) flexibility, (3) muscular strength, (4) muscular endurance, and (5) cardiorespiratory endurance.
Health equity means increasing opportunities for everyone to live the healthiest life possible, no matter who we are, where we live, or how much money we make.
- Make health equity a leader-driven priority. ...
- Develop structures and processes that support equity. ...
- Take specific actions that address the social determinants of health. ...
- Confront institutional racism within the organization. ...
- Partner with community organizations.
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- Active Community Participation.
- Intra and Inter-sectoral Linkages.
- Use of Appropriate Technology.
- Support mechanism made available.
So-called “P4 Medicine” (predictive, preventive, personalized, participative) represents the cornerstones of a model of clinical medicine, which offers concrete opportunities to modify the healthcare paradigm: the individual's participation becomes the key to put into practice the other three aspects of P4 with each ...
The ten indicators selected included childhood and adult obesity, cigarette smoking, child accidents, infant mortality, diabetes care, distribution of hospital beds and health personnel, and access to psychotherapy.
There are several types of equity accounts that combine to make up total shareholders' equity. These accounts include common stock, preferred stock, contributed surplus, additional paid-in capital, retained earnings, other comprehensive earnings, and treasury stock.
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- Preferred stock. ...
- Retained earnings. ...
- Contributed surplus. ...
- Additional paid-in capital. ...
- Treasury stock. ...
- Dividends. ...
- Other comprehensive income (OCI)
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- 07 of 07. Equity Crowdfunding.
- MedlinePlus. National Library of Medicine. www.medlineplus.gov.
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 800-633-4227. ...
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 800-232-4636. ...
- healthfinder.gov. www.healthfinder.gov.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 888-463-6332.
In healthcare, conflicts can arise with patients, families, physician colleagues, other healthcare professionals, administrators, and others. There are 5 main sources of conflict: interpersonal relationships, information, interests, organizational structures and roles, and values and beliefs.
The basic strategies for health promotion identified in the Ottawa Charter were: advocate (to boost the factors which encourage health), enable (allowing all people to achieve health equity) and mediate (through collaboration across all sectors).
- Personal heterogeneities.
- Environmental diversities.
- Social climate variations.
- Differences in relational perspectives.
- Distribution within family.
Social determinants of health such as poverty, unequal access to health care, lack of education, stigma, and racism are underlying, contributing factors of health inequities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to achieving improvements in people's lives by reducing health inequities.
Social determinants of health include factors like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, and social support networks, as well as access to health care.
- Raising public and provider awareness of racial/ethnic disparities in care;
- Expanding health insurance coverage;
- Improving the capacity and number of providers in underserved communities; and.
- Increasing the knowledge base on causes and interventions to reduce disparities.
- Developing and implementing policies that have created new standards to protect indoor air quality in housing near congested roads;
- Improved access to parks;
- Increased access to nutritious food options;
- Safe and affordable housing for low-income residents; and.
The goals that PAHO proposes that countries commit themselves to achieving include: Reducing by at least 30% the barriers that hinder access to health by 2030. Allocate at least 30% of the entire public health budget to the first level of care by 2030.
Wellness comprises of eight mutually co-dependence dimensions: emotional, physical, occupational, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, and financial. If any one of these dimensions is neglected over time, it will adversely affect one's health, well-being, and quality of life.
The eight dimensions include: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational, and social.
|Cardiovascular fitness||The ability of the heart, lungs and blood to transport oxygen|
|Flexibility||The range of motion (ROM) at a joint|
|Muscular endurance||The ability to use voluntary muscles repeatedly without tiring|
|Strength||The amount of force a muscle can exert against a resistance|
They are cardiorespiratory (CR) endurance (also called aerobic endurance), flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and body composition.
- Heredity. all the traits that are passed biologically from parent to child (DNA)
- Physical Environment. all the physical and social conditions that surround a person.
- Social Environment. the people you spend time with.
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The three sides that make up the health triangle and contribute to your overall health are: Physical Health. Mental Health. Social Health.
Equity and efficiency can go hand in hand in healthcare delivery. Offering equitable health care leads to more efficient healthcare systems overall, as a healthier population requires less medical care. That means fewer doctor's visits, less healthcare spending per patient, and better health outcomes.
Health Equity Initiative (HEI) is a member-driven nonprofit membership organization dedicated to build a global community that engages across sectors and disciplines to advance health equity.
Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare
Six Sigma is a metrics-driven system used to reduce medical errors and remove defects from processes involved in delivering care. Both methodologies strive to optimize operations and increase value for patients.
Identify Key Health Disparities and Their Root Causes
As with any public health approach to a problem, the first step is to figure out what is going on and why. A common strategy is to ask the question “why” five times.
Generally speaking, there are 5 stakeholders that are involved in directly and indirectly guiding healthcare decisions. These include the patient, doctors and medical groups, clinical practice setting bodies, insurance companies and the regulatory bodies.
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Dr. Stephen Neeleman is the founder and vice chairman of HealthEquity. Steve founded HealthEquity in 2002, with the vision to repair the fractured relationship between patients and their physicians and to help more people obtain quality health insurance by re-introducing consumerism to health care.
Health inequity causes preventable deaths. There are many examples of this, but one of the clearest examples is the difference between infant health and mortality among Black and white babies born in the U.S. Black people are more likely than white people to have babies with a low birth weight.
Equity can be calculated by subtracting liabilities from assets and can be applied to a single asset, such as real estate property, or to a business. For example, if someone owns a house worth $400,000 and owes $300,000 on the mortgage, the difference of $100,000 is equity.
Health equity is achieved when everyone can attain their full potential for health and well-being. Health and health equity are determined by the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, play and age, as well as biological determinants.
Equity in health care is when every person has the opportunity to attain their full potential of health; and no one is disadvantaged from attaining this potential due to their race/ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, socioeconomic status, or geographical background.
Health equity acknowledges that everyone does not start from the same place or need the same things. Health barriersto services include the high cost of care, inadequate insurance coverage, unavailability of services in a community and lack of culturally- competent care.
- Common stock.
- Preferred shares.
- Contributed surplus.
- Retained earnings.
- Treasury stock.
Health equity prioritizes social justice in healthcare. Unlike health equality, which calls for equal treatment for all patients, health equity prioritizes treatment and care based on need. Equality does not always work in practice because some people need more support — or a different kind of support — than others.