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.

Strategies to Operationalize Health Equity in State and Territorial Health Departments

Wyche Etheridge, K., Justice, A.D., Lewis, M., Plescia, M.

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Data Collection and Analysis
Organizational Change/ Development
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Infrastructure Support

This brief lists interventions to support state public health efforts to address rural disparities and racial discrimination. It emphasizes the importance of localized data on social determinants of health and improving systemic and structural underpinnings of racial disparities. Suggested interventions address data collection and workforce issues, including representativeness and paid family leave.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Improve Organizational Infrastructure, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, People Living in Rural Areas

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