Series C: Thursday 1:55 p.m. C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7

The Role of Local Health Departments in Addressing Health Inequity

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What do we mean when we talk about health equity and health disparities? What are local health departments doing to address health inequity? What are the challenges and barriers to initiating and sustaining health equity efforts at the local level? Presenters conducted key informant interviews with local public health directors and local public health staff throughout Minnesota, to better understand the readiness, capacity, and current efforts of local health departments to address health inequities.

Presenters

Kim Edelman, MDH: Health Policy
Renee Frauendienst, Stearns County Public Health
Melanie Peterson-Hickey, MDH: Health Policy

In This Theme: Building Capacity at the Local Level

A2   Playing in the Same Sandbox: Hospitals and CHBs Working Together on Community Health Assessment
B2   "You Helped Me to Be Healthy": A Public Health Nurse's Role in an Adult Literary Center
C2   The Role of Local Health Departments in Addressing Health Inequity
D2   Preparing for our Future by Linking Succession Planning and Diversity