|This webinar will expand upon the conversation by highlighting two analytical resources for conducting Community Health Needs Assessments with a health equity lens: the America’s Health Rankings’ ‘Health Disparity Tool’ and NNPHI’s ‘Community Commons.’ America’s Health Rankings ‘Health Disparity Tool’ can be used to identify priorities and target populations experiencing disparate healthoutcomes. The ‘Community Commons’ tool is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning tool which provides free access to geographic information systems (GIS) data for topic areas across the domains of the Social Determinants of Health such as the built environment, food systems, and local economy.|
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Onyemaechi Nweke, DrPH, MPH, NPA Lead, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Thomas Tenorio, Board Chair and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership
Presenting on America’s Health Rankings: Tom Eckstein, MBA, Principal, Arundel Street Consulting
Presenting on Community Commons: Monte Roulier, Co-Founder & President, Community Initiatives; Stacy Wegler, MS, Senior Associate, Community Initiatives
The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) is a coordinated, multi-sector effort to tackle health disparities in the United States. Health disparities represent a significant societal and economic burden, not only for the individuals and communities affected, but also for the country as a whole. The NPA promotes cross-cutting, multi-level, and systems-oriented approaches to eliminate healthdisparities.
Created in 2001 as a forum for public health institutes, today the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) convenes its members and partners at the local, state, and national levels in efforts to address critical health issues. Dedicated to the vision of improving publichealth through innovation, NNPHI is the national membership network committed to helping public health institutes promote and sustain improved health and wellness for all.
The Association for State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO's primary function is to track, evaluate, and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy which may affect them and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation's health.
Community Action Partnership (the Partnership) serves over 1,000 Community Action Agencies across the nation that are working to change people’s lives, embody the spirit of hope, improve communities, and make America a better place to live. The Partnership cares about the entire community and is dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.