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Shift toward social determinants transforming public health work: Targeting causes of health disparities

Shift toward social determinants transforming public health work: Targeting causes of health disparities

Articles | June 16 2016

by Kim Krisberg Several years ago, public health workers in Wayne County, Michigan, embarked on a new endeavor to tackle infant mortality, an issue that affected the community’s black newborns at more than twice the rate of white...

House Panel Calls on U.S. DOT to Measure Access to Economic Opportunity

House Panel Calls on U.S. DOT to Measure Access to Economic Opportunity

Articles | June 15 2016

A bill working its way through Congress may prompt federal officials to get a better handle on how transportation projects help or hinder access to jobs, education, and health care. The legislation, which passed out of a House Committee this...

Black Couple Fights to End Food Deserts in Chicago

Black Couple Fights to End Food Deserts in Chicago

Articles | June 15 2016

CHICAGO–With a mission to eradicate food deserts Dr. Jifunza C.A. Wright M.D. and her husband, Fred Carter launched the Healthy Food Hub, seven years ago, a community run reverse community supported agriculture (CSA) initiative offering healthier,...

Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States: Meeting 2

Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States: Meeting 2

Video | June 14 2016

Cuyahoga County Community Health Improvement Plan Presentation & Q&A (57:55 ) Martha Halko Deputy Director, Prevention & Wellness Cuyahoga County Board of Health Gregory Brown Executive Director, PolicyBridge President, Brown...

Fair Housing Rule Helps Local Leaders Counteract Persistent Segregation

Fair Housing Rule Helps Local Leaders Counteract Persistent Segregation

Articles | June 14 2016

By Kalima Rose & Lisa Cylar Barrett The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule (AFFH) upgrades a forty-year-old law with tools and techniques to better advance fair housing goals and access to opportunity in every community. Sadly, there...

The National Urban League presents: 21st Century Health Equity Solutions – Health Equity and Accountability Act

The National Urban League presents: 21st Century Health Equity Solutions – Health Equity and Accountability Act

Events | June 8 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 9:30am-11:00am Cannon House Office Building Room 421 Communities of color continue to face substantial cultural, physical, social, and economic barriers to obtaining quality health care. Panelists will discuss the...

Shift toward social determinants transforming public health work: Targeting causes of health disparities

Shift toward social determinants transforming public health work: Targeting causes of health disparities

| June 6 2016

Kim Krisberg First in a series on the role of social determinants of health. Visit www.thenationshealth.org/sdoh for related content. Several years ago, public health workers in Wayne County, Michigan, embarked on a new endeavor to tackle...

Dream World

Dream World

Articles | June 6 2016

by Michael Wenger - Adjunct Faculty Member, George Washington University I fell asleep the other night while visiting Wolf Blitzer’s Situation Room on CNN. And I dreamed. It started with the Democrats. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders...

A Call for Nominations for the RWJF Award for Health Equity

A Call for Nominations for the RWJF Award for Health Equity

Articles | June 3 2016

We're pleased to announce the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity presented by the Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health (RWJF-APIC Award). It is a seven-year program to recognize individuals who have made...

HELEN webinar: “Paying for Quality: What is the Impact on Health Equity?”

HELEN webinar: “Paying for Quality: What is the Impact on Health Equity?”

Articles, Events | May 20 2016

HELEN Webinar - Thursday, June 2, 2016 On May 9th, CMS released its much anticipated proposed rule to implement MACRA and gave stakeholders until June 27, 2016 to submit public comments.  In order to better inform HELEN members as to the...