Embracing Equity in Community Health Improvement: Policy and Practice Report

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Embracing Equity in Community Health Improvement  is one of HRiA’s featured Policy and Practice reports.
Across America, many public and private sector organizations are committed to generating greater opportunities and resources for the nation’s most disadvantaged populations. These organizations are
engaged in a wide range of strategies that are typically codified within their agencies’ strategic plans. With similar overarching goals, they often work in uncoordinated silos. However, there is an increasing awareness among them that the fruits of their work impact community health status and their local health care systems. Conversely, medical institutions and public health agencies are realizing that community –
building activities, which are outside of their traditional purview, are necessary to achieve improved population health status.
This paper discusses the rationale and multi-sector approaches for intentionally promoting an equity
agenda through out the community health improvement (CHI) process, so that scarce resources are directed to addressing the underlying factors that have led to consistently poorer health outcomes for historically marginalized groups.
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