Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Lake County Builds Internal and External Bridges

Human Impact Partners

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Case Study

Organizational Change/ Development
Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Healthcare Access and Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Infrastructure Support

The case study outlines how Lake County Health Department (LCHD) in Illinois created a health equity team whose job included facilitating relationships with community and agency partners. The case study includes examples of how the team created tools to increase awareness within LCHD of the impact of social determinants on health. For the team, LCHD specifically prioritized candidates who had lived experience in historically vulnerable communities and those who were used to multicultural bridging.

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Outcomes of Interest

Capacity Building, Improve Organizational Infrastructure, Partnership Building

Priority Population(s)

Setting(s) of Implementation

Community, Workplace

Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period