Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes when implemented in multiple real-life settings, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities.

A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--Division of Community Health

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Organizational Change/ Development
Outreach/ Education/ Communications
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Outside U.S.

Infrastructure Support

This article describes strategies to embed equity into the standard operations of the health department. These include incorporating equity-focused language into written documents like strategic plans and mission statements; utilizing an organizational evaluation toolkit (e.g. Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative Organizational Self-Assessment Toolkit) to find opportunities to improve equity focus of public health strategy; and establishing organization-wide equity-focused work groups to ensure the continued focus on health equity in future interventions.

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Improve Organizational Infrastructure, Reduction of Health Disparities

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