Health Equity/Health Disparities

Framing Health in All Policies: Terms That Resonate

July 29, 2021

Health in All Policies (HiAP) can be a successful strategy to expand collaboration between S/THAs and other partners, but the terminology used in programs focused on these efforts can differ. While some states use the term “health in all policies” to name these programs, others shy away from the terminology to avoid a feeling of health imperialism and other agencies’ limited understanding of what HiAP means. Equity is often a prominent part of these efforts, but is not always included in the program title. ASTHO partnered with the Kansas Health Institute to host listening sessions to better understand state terminology and framing around HiAP; explore lessons learned, challenges, and alternative framing for HiAP terminology; and assess how HiAP framing and associated efforts have evolved over time, especially in the context of COVID-19 and the increased spotlight on the importance of racial equity.Read More »

Collaborations Between Health Systems and Community-Based Organizations

January 31, 2020

Across the nation, healthcare delivery systems and community-based organizations are developing partnerships to address the social determinants of health and behavioral health needs of the populations they serve. This report details strategies for overcoming early challenges to developing a new partnership, including approaches to ensure that community organizations and voices are heard during decision-making and priority-setting.Read More »

Health Equity and Public Health Department Accreditation

November 07, 2018

Health departments play an essential role in providing services to the community to address health inequities. Through the lens of the Public Health Accreditation Board's standards and measures, this report explores innovative programs and policies implemented by health departments in an effort to adopt systemwide approaches to achieving health equity.Read More »

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