A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease - Minnesota Dept. of Health

A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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This guide was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is made up of seven four-page sections. It helps the user think concretely about how to incorporate the goals of health equity into foundational public health practices, such as community engagement, collaboration and partnership, and designing and implementing public health strategies. They include:

  1. Organizational Capacity
  2. Meaningful Community Engagement
  3. Developing Partnerships and Coalitions
  4. Identifying and Understanding Health Inequities
  5. Health-Equity Oriented Strategy Selection, Design and Implementation
  6. Making the Case for Health Equity
  7. Addressing Health Equity in Evaluation Efforts

 

When to Use

This resource could be used by local health departments as a quick reference guide when planning health equity strategies or assessing current organizational practices.

 

Things to Consider

Guidance in these documents is high-level. It may be helpful when reflecting on how to incorporate health equity into current public health activities, but more work may be needed to determine how to implement ideas in this document at the local level.

 

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A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease (PDF)

 

Practices Addressed by This Resource

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Img   Authentically engage with the community
Img   Collect and use data for change