From the announcement from the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities:
The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA), an initiative led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health , promotes cross-sector, multi-level and systems-oriented approaches for tackling health disparities. The cross-sector focus of the NPA evolves from the understanding that disparities are rooted in the inequitable distribution of underlying social determinants of health, such as education, employment, and environmental quality. The NPA envisions a path to health equity that includes changes to policies, practices and programs over time, at multiple levels of government and across different sectors, such that the promotion of health equity becomes integral to how organizations operate.
…Participants will learn about:
- Ongoing activities to integrate equity in policies and programs that are aligned with health or specific social determinants of health within public, private, health and non-health sector organizations.
- Examples of policy, administrative, data and knowledge levers that have initiated, facilitated and/or supported efforts to promote equity through a featured program or policy aligned with health or specific social determinants of health.
- Strategies, resources and tools used to promote equity through a featured program’s activities/operations.
- Challenges, needs and opportunities to promote equity through a program.
Strategies for identifying opportunities to promote equity through programs or policies.