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.

Rhode Island Braids Funding to Create Health Equity Zones

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Policy Change/ Development
Economic Stability
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Infrastructure Support

Health equity zones aim to eliminate health disparities and promote healthy communities. To create these zones, the Rhode Island Department of Health leveraged various federal, state, and local funding sources. This article describes the program, outcomes and impacts, and advice for local health departments seeking to replicate this model.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Capacity Building

Priority Population(s)

People Experiencing Poverty

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