Health equity and public health practice
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- Regional networks
- The role of local public health
- Supporting via community engagement
- Healthy Minnesota Partnership
- Narratives: Expanding the conversation
- Learning community
- Resource library
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Health equity in public health practice
Health equity regional networks: The Minnesota Health Equity Networks work to connect, strengthen, and amplify health equity efforts and community issues using a regional and relational approach. The networks are a community of support for local public health, tribal public health, and community organizations to address long-standing health equity issues.
The role of local public health in advancing health equity: The work to advance health equity is in direct line with the history of local health departments acting as a key force with their communities to shape the conditions for population health.
Supporting health equity through community engagement: Genuine engagement with the community is one way to assure public health recognizes needed changes and takes appropriate action.
Healthy Minnesota Partnership: The Healthy Minnesota Partnership brings community partners and the Minnesota Department of Health together to improve the health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities in Minnesota.
Narratives: Expanding the conversation about what creates health: Do you struggle to talk about the conditions that create health without resorting to jargon? Using a public narrative approach can help us expand conversations with our partners across sectors, to include the social and economic conditions that shape health and well-being and to suggest actions to advance health equity.
Health equity learning community: The MDH Health Equity Learning Community helped teams from Minnesota public health departments integrate health equity practices into their work. Learn how to replicate this approach at your own agency.
Resource library for health equity: Use these tools, templates, and resources to build your public health department's health equity capacity.