The promotion of health equity is central to Trust for America’s Health’s (TFAH) work to support optimal health for every person and community.
As a part of this effort, TFAH produced a 4-part webinar series called Taking Action to Promote Health Equity—Using the Lessons from Cutting-Edge Practices to Improve Health and Well Being. The goal is to shine a bright light on some of the most compelling and replicable activities that help advance health equity. Program speakers share their lessons learned through practice and experiences that are transferable to diverse community settings – large or small, urban or rural and with substantial or minimal resources. And while a few of the examples may be familiar, the webinar series features excellent work that has not received much national attention.
The National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) have jointly released data from the United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP).
The Rural Health Information Hub is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. Get the information you need to build, maintain, and improve services rural communities. Find information related to a specific state or topic, find case studies of what is working in rural areas, explore maps and rural data visualizations, and more.
We are still getting played by Big Tobacco. This video brings to light the things that the corrective statements left out such as the disparities in the newspapers running the corrective statements. Big Tobacco still cannot be trusted. We cannot dim the light on tobacco prevention and cessation. We need to break the cycle.
The County Health Rankings Dashboards, published each year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), provide information about how health is influenced based on the community you live in.
Meet Jessica B. Chavez! Jessica is the M-POWER Coordinator for the Latino Community Development Agency, Inc. where she works with local clinics in Oklahoma City to create health systems change to increase referrals to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. She is also engaging leaders of the Latino community to advise on a new health initiative. In her spare time, she also serves as a member of the OK In the Know Community Council.
Keep reading to learn more about Jessica’s work and expertise, including the reason why she might have special insight on your three year old’s behavior. Or, find her in the OK In the Know directory and reach out!