For far too long, discriminatory laws and policies have prevented people from living healthy lives.
Everyone deserves good jobs and schools, healthy food, safe neighborhoods, quality health care, and affordable housing. But some folks are excluded from accessing these basic needs because of unfair policies that create barriers to health in underserved communities. Changing existing laws and policies is the most effective method for undoing the harms of discriminatory policies and advancing health equity across America.
ChangeLab Solutions is proud to announce a new resource that presents legal strategies and best practices to help policymakers, practitioners, and communities improve health outcomes.
A Blueprint for Changemakers: Achieving Health Equity Through Law & Policy outlines ways to leverage the unique power and efficacy of local policy solutions, incorporate health in all policies, and engage diverse community members in the policy process. At its core, the Blueprint focuses on comprehensive strategies to address the fundamental drivers of health inequities.