Eliminating Health Disparities
Public Health is actively engaging our community partners to eliminate health disparities and to advance health equity within Montgomery County. We are using the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) tools as a blueprint for addressing factors that contribute to poor health outcomes, including behavior and lifestyle choices, access to healthcare, poverty, education level, cultural awareness, language barriers and other socioeconomic factors.
The NPA is a nationwide, community-driven approach to combating health disparities and moving the nation toward achieving health equity. Spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NPA aims to eliminate health disparities through the coordination of partners, leaders, and stakeholders committed to action. Two tools have been developed to serve as a roadmap for strategic action: the National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity and the Toolkit for Community Action.
Our Dayton Council on Health Equity (DCHE) and its Advisory Council have been disseminating these two resources to an array of community partners, including health care providers, human service and social service agencies, area businesses, and faith-based and community organizations. Both tools are available online at the Dayton Council on Health Equity website.
We are working with many parts of the community to transform Montgomery County into a place where all individuals can reach their full health potential.Tweet