Incorporating Health Equity into Foundational Skills of Public Health - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Incorporating Health Equity into Foundational Skills of Public Health

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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Incorporating Health Equity into Foundational Skills of Public Health

Practices Addressed by This Resource

Img   Develop organizational knowledge and skills to advance health equity
Img   Align programs, resources with organization commitment to health equity
Img   Work in true partnership across the community