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A decade ago, Spokane public schools’ graduation rate was less than 60%. The same year, Eastern Washington University’s Policy Department started an initiative to compile data in the sectors of health, education, economic vitality, public safety, and environment in Spokane County. Community leaders recognized the data’s utility for identifying challenges, measuring change, and prioritizing actions to maximize impact in the community. With this vision in mind, Priority Spokane was launched as a collaborative organization to fostering measurable improvements across sectors. Their work demonstrates the importance of recognizing education as a social determinant of health, and how addressing the education needs of a community is a critical step in promoting health equity. In this webinar, speakers will discuss the structure of Priority Spokane as well as the strategies, resources and tools implemented through the Promote Spokane to promote equity in education and health.
TOPIC: Priority Spokane: Focusing on Education Outcomes to Improve Health Equity
Lyndia Wilson, MS, Division Director, Disease Prevention and Response, Spokane Regional Health District
Gloria Ochoa, JD, Director of Local Government and Multi-Cultural Affairs, City of Spokane
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Click Here for Full Abstract and Speaker Biographies: http://tinyurl.com/The Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) is a group of 12 federal agencies convened under the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The NPA is a national movement with the mission to improve the effectiveness of programs that target the elimination of health disparities through coordination of leaders, partners, and stakeholders that are committed to action. The FIHET provides a forum for federal agencies to increase dialog between traditionally siloed programs in ways that enhance cross-agency coordination, maximally leverage existing resources, and increase the impact of federal resources on conditions within communities.
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