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.

Tacoma Creates Tools to Advance Health in All Policies

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Organizational Change/ Development
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Outside U.S.

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The case study outlines how the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) created a dedicated health equity team that put together a Health Equity Assessment report, which, in turn, allowed TPCHD to create a variety of tools, including maps and short documents, to help advance health equity. TPCHD also hired a health equity coordinator who uses these tools to encourage partner government agencies to prioritize health equity. These tools also inform internal policies at TPCHD, particularly around program planning and implementation.

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

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