Health Equity Resources:
Reports and Articles
10 Promising Practices to Reduce Social Inequities in Health
This literature review for local public health practitioners summarizes promising practices to impact health equity.
Advancing Health Equity: Case Studies of Health Equity Practice in Four Award-Winning California Health Departments
This resource profiles four California local health departments and their efforts to advance health equity: their successes, challenges, vision for the future, and lessons learned.
Community Engagement to Advance Health Equity: Strategies and Tips
This resource highlights effective community engagement strategies for advancing health equity.
Community Voices: Reducing Tobacco-Related Health Inequities
This report provides a summary of a community engagement effort to learn more about tobacco-related health inequities from the most impacted communities themselves.
Cross-Sectoral Collaboration: The State Health Official's Role in Elevating and Promoting Health Equity in All Policies in Minnesota
This case study highlights the Minnesota Department of Health’s efforts to address health equity, and provides insights into the role of the top state health official.
Embracing Equity in Community Health Improvement
This paper discusses how to intentionally integrate equity into community health improvement planning.
Hennepin County Reduces Unnecessary Job Requirements to Open Up Hiring Opportunities
This news article describes steps taken by Hennepin County to reduce economic disparities by improving county employment.
Measurement of Health Disparities, Health Inequities, and Social Determinants of Health to Support the Advancement of Health Equity
This article recommends a set of five practices for measuring health disparities, health equity, and social determinants of health.
Minnesota's Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model
This report makes the economic case for health equity from a policymaker's perspective.
Opportunity for All: The Path to Health Equity
Opportunity for All provides an example from Canada about how to use local data to inform community conversations about health equity.
The Public Health Nurse's Role in Achieving Health Equity: Eliminating Inequalities in Health
This paper discusses advancing health equity by building on the core competencies of public health nursing, and includes a supplemental resource list.
Ripple Effect Mapping: Visually Capturing the Impacts of Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes to Advance Health Equity
This brief report describes a unique approach to evaluating the impact and value of complex, multi-partner projects to advance health equity.
What Are Health Disparities and Health Equity? We Need to Be Clear
This two-page article helps readers understand the difference between health equity and health disparities.