Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

Building Governmental Public Health Capactiy to Advance Health Equity: Conclusions Based on an Environmental Scan of a Local Public Health System

Broussard, D.L., Wallace, M.E., Richardson, L., Theall, K.P.

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Organizational Change/ Development
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Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

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This environmental scan of the New Orleans Health Department identified barriers to equity within the department and proposed solutions to build capacity to increase health equity. Specific suggestions included partnering with community members/organizations (and allowing them to lead some efforts), using community organizing approaches, partnering across sectors, focusing on equity in hiring and wages, diversifying the workforce, and ensuring diversity when convening groups.

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Advancing Racial Equity, Capacity Building, Reduction of Health Disparities

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