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"National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Health Equity Council"
Reports and Resources Related to Health Disparities

National Association of County & City Health Officials
Health Equity and Social Justice

What is Health Equity?(47K pdf)

Equity Report '08(2.3M pdf)

CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report - United States, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report - United States, 2013]

The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of differences among groups regarding selected health outcomes and health determinants and to prompt actions to reduce disparities.  The findings, which provide data for 29 topic areas, can be used by practitioners in public health, academia and clinical medicine, the media, the general public, policymakers, program managers and researchers to address disparities and help all persons in the United States live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

National level data with some state-specific results.  Findings to be used as baseline estimates for monitoring and reporting changes in health disparities and inequalities.

CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report - United States, 2011

Promoting Health Equity: A Resource to Help Communities Address Social Determinants of Health (2008)

This work book is for community-based organizations, public health practitioners, and community health partners interested in developing initiatives to increase health equity by addressing the social determinants of health.

National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) has developed the National Partnership for Action to mobilize and connect individuals and organizations across the country to create a nation free of health disparities, with quality health outcomes for all people.

Tackling Health Inequities Through Public Health Practice: A Handbook for Action (2006)

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) offers ideas, insight, and examples for local health departments to strengthen their capacity for influencing the root causes of health inequities through a social justice perspective. 

Reaching for a Healthier Life: Facts on Socioeconomic Status and Health in the United States (2007)

This publication is funded by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health, and examines how societies are structured like ladders, as well as the importance of economic and social policy to foster better health among individuals and communities.

Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity Through Action on the Social Determinants of Health (2008)

The Commission on Social Determinants of Health together with the World Health Organization published this report to tackle the social determinants of health with the aim of achieving health equity.

CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)

NCCDPHP provides additional resources on health equity and racial/ethnic disparities.


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