Health Equity Guide for Public Health Practitioners and Partners

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"As you will read, many of the factors that influence health are grounded in historical
inequities, often beyond the reach of traditional public health efforts and beyond the
reach of state government. Health inequities result from a complex web of factors that
span multiple sectors and disciplines. We all have a role to play, and this guide is meant
to be a resource to promote and support a sustained, coordinated approach for moving
upstream. It was originally developed for public health practitioners and community
partners, but I believe it may be used by many different groups working in various ways
to fulfill our common vision. Many individuals working outside of the health sector may
not even realize the impact their work has on health and health equity. I hope this guide
helps them to better understand their role in promoting health and health equity. By
raising awareness of the social determinants of health and sharing strategies and
lessons learned for promoting healthier living and working conditions, we can mobilize
our collective capacity to foster optimal health for all Delawareans."

For the full Tool, please click this link: https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/mh/files/healthequityguideforpublichealthpractitionersandpartners.pdf

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Tool or toolkit

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Equity, Racism

Snapshot

Topic
  • System change: Community transformation

  • System change: Policy transformation

  • Equity

  • Equity: Racism

Sector
  • Public health

  • Social/human services

Aims
  • Equitable

  • Population-centered

Influence
  • Community/place

  • Policy/system

  • Culture

Setting
  • Social services

  • Broader community

Age
  • Childhood 0-18

  • Infancy Birth to 1

  • Early childhood 0-5

  • Junior youth 13-15

  • Youth 16-24

  • Adults 18+

  • Adults 18-44

  • Adults 45-64

  • Older adults 65+

  • Older adults 65-74

  • Older adults 75-85

  • All ages

Geographic Unit
  • State

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