Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity is the result of a year-long analysis by a 19-member committee of national experts in public health, health care, civil rights, social science, education, research and business. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) commissioned the report as part of a $10 million, five-year grant to NASEM to examine solutions to promote health equity, a key element in a Culture of Health.
Health equity is crucial to the well-being and vibrancy of communities.
Social inequities matter more than health care in shaping health disparities.
Health equity holds benefits for the entire nation, from economic vitality to national security.
Communities have the power to take steps toward health equity.