Tuesday, April 19, 2016

In Health Matters, Place Matters - The Health Opportunity Index (HOI)

You are invited to a webinar hosted by the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team
and the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials.
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The Virginia Department of Health (VDOH) developed the Health Opportunity Index (HOI) because they were aware of the health inequities that existed among people of varying socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and rural/urban backgrounds. The HOI is a composite measure of the social determinants of health. It provides a baseline for a community to determine what factors lead to positive health outcomes and healthy communities. The HOI is comprised of 13 indicators, grouped into four profiles that are indicators of the natural, built and social environment of a community, available resources, availability of economic opportunities and access to health services in a community.


The HOI helps to detect High Priority Target Areas within a community. The Index emphasizes the need for multi-sector collaboration and cooperation to improve health outcomes for all community members. This webinar will highlight how the VDOH related health data from the Health Opportunity Index to broader conditions, and used data as a lever to examine and develop public policies that promote health and health equity. Presenters will: 1) Provide a contextual overview of health inequities in Virginia 2) Discuss the HOI and its methodologies 3) Provide examples of practical applications of the HOI and 4) Review how the HOI can be used to inform policies, allocate resources, support the work of community coalitions and spur place based initiatives.

TOPIC: In Health Matters, Place Matters - The Health Opportunity Index (HOI)

SPEAKERS:  
  • Justin Crow, Health Professional Shortage Designations and Geographic Information Systems Manager,
    Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) of the Virginia Department of Health
  • Rexford Anson-Dwamena, Social Epidemiologist,
  • Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) of the Virginia Department of Health
  • Adrienne McFadden, Director,
    Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) of the Virginia Department of Health
DATE: April 28, 2016  TIME: 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. EST


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