Friday, January 13, 2017

Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity

Teens tend to a community garden.
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.

Top Takeaways

  • 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.

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