The Partners for Advancing Health Equity (P4HE) Resource Library is a virtual portal containing action-oriented health equity research, practice, and policies. The library aims to increase equity in health by offering free access to field-tested, evidence-informed and evidence-based programs strategies and high-quality research.
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Today, there is no questioning the prevalence of media in day-to-day life. People in the United States spend an average of 4.5 hours a day watching some form of entertainment media. Lasting solutions to health equity require buy-in from a range of individuals and communities, including those who are not typically engaged in educational or movement-building efforts. The broad-reaching scope of…December 2022Communication
COVID-19 exposed more than health inequities; it also showed us the importance of digital equity, defined by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance as “a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy.” As Americans and people around the world engage with digital tools and learning…December 2022Policy and Practice
What will it take to deeply embed equity in the data, evidence, and knowledge that fuel change? In this blog post, Alonzo Plough from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation details how his 25 years of experience in public health has made it clear: it’s time for new thinking, investments, practices, and approaches in research if a healthier and more equitable future is to be possible for all.November 2022Policy and Practice
As our environments change, it harms our health. Health harms from climate change are occurring with increasing frequency and magnitude—from wildfires in the West to stronger, bigger hurricanes and worsening air pollution. While climate change harms everyone, some people experience greater burden and feel it sooner. Where you live or work, your race, your age, if you have pre-existing health…June 2022Climate Change
Healthy Community Design was a concept that could break down the barriers between communities and their necessities by establishing convenience to schools, healthcare facilities, and other benefits that should be accessible (CDC, 2014). This was implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While this initiative is no longer funded, the information provided can still…May 2022Environment/Context, Healthy Housing
Over the past few years, a plethora of research has come out linking climate change to adverse health outcomes around the world. In 2021, a worldwide group of medical research professionals suggested that rising temperatures associated with climate change was the greatest threat to global public health. Illustrating the growing potential consequences of climate change, 2021 marked some of the …May 2022Climate Change
There’s a lot to fix about America’s broken systems. One of the most important is healthcare. In the ongoing fight for racial justice, we must call on those in power to center the fight for equity around health. For too long, our country’s racist infrastructure has overburdened the physical and mental health of our communities. Without access to quality healthcare, people of color will not be…April 2022Advocacy, Health Reform
Sharing stories is powerful. Just recently, 60 Minutes featured how One Small Step is helping bridge political divides through face-to-face-conversations. The program grew out of StoryCorps, a former WKKF grantee that captures unscripted conversations between people across the U.S. The 60 Minutes story mentioned Albert Sykes, a Community Leadership Network Class Two fellow from Mississippi, who…April 2022COVID-19/Coronavirus, Community-rooted/Participatory Research
Binge watching, Tik Tok challenges and the bittersweet torment of Wordle—these days we live in a world of constant distractions. Finding a way to get someone’s attention, and keep it, can seem like an impossible feat. So how can organizations break through the noise to promote public health? As part of the Partnering for Vaccine Equity program, the CDC Foundation and the Urban Institute…February 2022Illness/Disease/Injury/Wellbeing, Communication, Social/Structural Determinants
As a part of the American Rescue Plan Act, cities and towns across the United States are attempting to engage with their communities on how to best spend their COVID-19 relief funds from the federal government. Being that this is an unprecedented position, communities are utilizing online surveys, town halls, and more to hear from locals on areas in which the funds could be best served. While…August 2021Healthy Housing