Grounded in the perspective that preventing injury and illness before they occur is the most effective pathway to equitable health, The Health Equity and Prevention Primer examines historical and current causes of inequities in health care and lays out opportunities and directions for a more equitable future. The primer is a Web-based training series for public health practitioners and advocates interested in achieving health equity through the paths of policy advocacy, community change and multi-sector engagement. With guidance from local health department staff and national health equity experts, the primer includes brief, interactive presentations, selected links and resources to build knowledge about health equity, and familiarity with promising strategies to improve community health.
- 1. Developing Policies to Address Oral Health Issues in California Schools
- 2. Developing a Community Scorecard to Chronicle Public Health Disparities in South Los Angeles
- 3. Developing a Model Program for Integrating Tribal Public Health into the Multijursidictional Public Health System for Infectious Diseases
- 4. Integrating Health Impact Assessments into the Federal Environmental Impact Process with a Focus on Alaska Native Communities
- 5. Voices for Change: A Social Action Campaign to Restore the Health and Safety of Residents of the Westside of San Bernardino County, California
- 6. Threats of Litigation Against Proposed Public Health Laws
- 7. Using Health Impact Assessment
- 8. Identifying Effective Catalysts for Action Toward Community Health Improvement in Underserved Communities in Wisconsin
- 9. Developing a Health Equity Toolbox for Health Practitioners to Advance Public Health Advocacy to Eliminate Health Disparities
- 10. Meta-Analysis of the Literature on the Effect of Alcohol Taxes/Prices on Drinking, Morbidity and Mortality
- 11. Using Biomonitoring and Air Monitoring in a Study at Tulare County to Implement a New California Public Health Law on Exposure to Environmental Toxicants
- 12. Advancing Health Equity by Institutionalizing the Role of Local Health Departments in Decisions Affecting the Built Environment
- 13. Expanding the Ability of Practitioners and Scholars to Assess Law as a Tool to Improve Public Health
- 14. Stronger Partnerships for Safer Food
While the need to address disparities in care is well known, few strategies for reducing disparities have been studied systematically.
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