NASEM issues report with solutions for communities to advance health equity
AHA News Now
Jan 11, 2017
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released a report identifying root causes of health inequity in the U.S. and outlining solutions for communities to advance health equity. The report describes social determinants of health that are drivers of health inequities, including income, housing, education, transportation and others. In addition, the report identifies nine examples of community-based solutions to address health inequities, all of which share three elements: making health equity a shared vision and value, fostering multisector collaboration and increasing community capacity to shape outcomes. Nearly 1,400 organizations have signed the AHA’s #123forEquity pledge, and the AHA is sharing best practices and lessons learned with the field to advance health equity, diversity and inclusion.
Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: socioeconomic status, equity