Articles found within this category pertain to actions regarding policy change and community initiatives for health equity. Many of these
articles are the result of statewide health equity initiatives that have already or are currently taking place. They offer suggestions on
different health equity initiatives for organizations, communities and individuals to engage in.
Michigan State Health Equity Road Map, 2011
The Michigan Health Equity Roadmap, released June 2010, features recommendations to improve the social and health status of
Michigan’s racial and ethnic minority populations. This integrated focus gives MDCH and its partners the opportunity to expand
their efforts to reduce health disparities to also include achieving health equity.
NACCHO: Guidelines for Achieving Health Equity in Public Health
Practice, 2009, Richard Hofrichter, PhD
The purpose of the Guidelines for Health Equity in Public Health Practice is to identify the needs of Local Health Departments
(LHD’s) and their constituents and to ensure that they have a means by which to evaluate the effectiveness of their practice in
achieving health equity. In addition, they are designed to increase awareness of and draw attention to health inequity, provide a
method for evaluating accountability, and enable LHDs to gain a portrait of their capacity to address health equity. The intent is to
equip LHDs with the tools they need to set priorities, compare themselves to other agencies, and educate elected officials and other
institutions that influence health about what they can accomplish.
Toolkit for a Healthy Delaware, 2013, Institute for Public Administration, University of
Toolkit for a Healthy Delaware is a presentation, developed by the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration.
It outlines the steps to take toward making Delawareans healthier through policy and community initiatives. With bills, executive
orders, and senate resolutions, transforming Delaware into a thriving, healthy state should be an exciting venture. This is an
optimistic plan filled with initiatives to create more green space, walking and biking trails, healthier community food options and
more reliable transportation.
Achieving a Healthy Zoning Policy in Baltimore, 2013, Association of Schools and
Programs of Public Health
Addressing the Social Determinants of Health, 2013, Association of Schools
and Programs of Public Health
Advancing Health Equity, 2013, Centers for Disease Control and
Health In All Policy, American Public Health Association
Health Policy Advocacy, 2012, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Moving Upstream, 2012, Bryant Cameron Webb
Promising Practices for Achieving Health Equity, 2012, Erin Knight
Promoting Equity through the Practice of Health Impact Assessments, 2013,
Pursuing Health Equity: Zoning Codes and Public Health, 2011, Ransom, Greiner, Kochtitzky
Reducing Childhood Obesity in Ontario through a Health Equity Lens, 2012, Steve Barnes
State Strategies to Eliminate Health Disparities, 2009, NY State Dept.
of Health, Minority Health Council
Striving for Health Equity, 2012, Grantmakers in Health
Struggling to Breathe, 2012, Berkeley Media Studies Group
Using Evidence-Based Strategies and Community-Engaged
Research, 2013, Public Health Reports
Why Place Matters: Building a Movement for Healthy Communities, 2007, Policy Link
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