Health Equity is Pivotal
Health equity was viewed as pivotal to advancing a Culture of Health, but integrating health equity can and should occur at different levels. For example, efforts to integrate health equity into policies at federal, state, and local levels.
Collaboration Fuels Change
Cross-Sector Collaborations (Action Area 2) were found to foster the development of all the other Action Areas. Identifying leverage points can help shift practice and policy. Building a Culture of Health requires collaborating with partners often in other fields and finding points of leverage to achieve shared goals. Early and structured collaboration, support, peer learning, and evaluation will build overall capacity for systems change.
Disseminating findings in a timely manner may result in efficient systems change, but timeliness is often challenged by standard research practice.