More and more, communities and policymakers are beginning to recognize that health happens beyond the doctor’s office. It happens where we live, learn, work, and play.
A new tool from the Centers for Disease Control and the Prevention Institute is designed to help community practitioners and public health advocates advance health equity with this broader perspective.
By health equity we mean just and fair inclusion that enables every individual the opportunity to achieve good health. Good health requires access to healthy food, safe places to play and be active, access to public transportation, well-funded schools, and a healthier environment, to name a few.
A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity from CDC and Prevention Institute will help practitioners and advocates advance health equity through community prevention strategies.