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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"The Greensboro Experience: A Public Health Lens on Refugee Health Disparity During a Pandemic” was a dynamic webinar with community and academic experts who helped create awareness of the misinformation the refugee diaspora receive about the US healthcare system, exacerbating unique health disparities combined with COVID-19 risks. Refugees are a significant part of our economy and we can no…March 2023COVID-19/Coronavirus, Social/Structural Determinants
The emergence and increasing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) in healthcare practice and delivery is being greeted with both optimism and caution. We focus on the nexus of AI/ML and racial disparities in healthcare: an issue that must be addressed if the promise of AI to improve patient care and health outcomes is to be realized in an equitable manner for all…March 2023Health Reform, Isms and Phobias
US trends in social isolation, social engagement, and companionship ⎯ nationally and by age, sex, race/ethnicity, family income, and work hours, 2003–2020Social connectedness is essential for health and longevity, while isolation exacts a heavy toll on individuals and society. We present U.S. social connectedness magnitudes and trends as target phenomena to inform calls for policy-based approaches to promote social health. Using the 2003–2020 American Time Use Survey, this study finds that, nationally, social isolation increased, social engagement…March 2023Social Environment
Shifting the power balance: Creating health system accountability through trusted community partnershipsHealth care systems across the U.S. are increasingly focused on opportunities to achieve greater health equity. Cultivating meaningful relationships with their surrounding communities and involving community members in program and policy decision-making is integral for health systems to offer equitable care. By prioritizing collaborative relationships with community partners, health systems can…March 2023Policy and Practice
The Partners for Advancing Health Equity Collaborative hosted the webinar, Moving to Action: Applying P4HE Learnings to Address Urgent Health Equity Matters on February 28, 2023. Panelists shared P4HE’s first year of activities and plans for year two and engaged in discussion about urgent matters effecting health equity and social justice. This report provides a synthesis of key takeaways,…February 2023Policy and Practice
Helping someone less fortunate feels good, right? But when people from rich countries show up in low- and middle-income countries dispensing goodwill and largesse, their efforts may, at best, be too little and, at worst, could do harm. Dr. Kirk Scirto, a family practice physician in Buffalo, New York, has devoted more than two decades to trying to help others through global health promotion and…February 2023Interventions, Global Health
The roles of trust and health literacy in achieving health equity: Clinical settings: Proceedings of a workshop-in briefOn September 22, 2022, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Roundtable on Health Literacy hosted the first of three public workshops in a series titled “The Roles of Trust and Health Literacy in Achieving Health Equity.” The first workshop in the series explored how using health literacy best practices in clinical settings might impact trust in health care institutions…February 2023Policy and Practice
The Partners for Health Equity (P4HE) collaborative promotes innovation in health equity by facilitating active learning and collaboration between people and organizations about critical health equity topics. In 2022, P4HE grew to 212 members across academia (45%), civil sector (21%), government (14%), private (13%), and philanthropy (7%). We facilitated 11 virtual engagements on advancing…February 2023
Changes in Body Mass Index among school-aged youths following implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010Importance: The prevalence of obesity among youths 2 to 19 years of age in the US from 2017 to 2018 was 19.3%; previous studies suggested that school lunch consumption was associated with increased obesity. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) strengthened nutritional standards of school-based meals. Objective: To evaluate the association between the HHFKA and youth body mass index (…February 2023Maternal/Child Health, Policy & Law
The new workplace normal and the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative ethnographic studyIn March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19) a global pandemic. Immediately following the announcement, states began mandating lockdowns for all non-essential businesses. The lockdown strategy was implemented and ORAU abruptly shifted their work culture to a work from home status. Thus, the identified problem addressed in this study…February 2023COVID-19/Coronavirus