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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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
"It’s a job living here": A qualitative exploration of information motivation and behavioral skills (IMB) related to primary prevention of type 2 diabetes among middle-class African AmericansMiddle-class African Americans are generally ignored in Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) prevention efforts, because of presumed protective factors. However, middle-class African Americans often live with psychosocial stressors not traditionally associated with this socioeconomic position. This study examines influencers related to T2D prevention in this under-researched segment of the African American…January 2023Diabetes
Introduction Gun violence plagues many communities that simultaneous experience other threats to their health and safety. Policing strategies to address illegal gun carrying may exacerbate or even contribute to gun violence. Methods We conducted a mixed-methods study to understand community perspectives on gun violence, safety, and the Baltimore Police Department (BPD)’s approaches to gun…December 2022Gun policy
There is a large literature on work-related characteristics and hypertension, but studies on self-employment, longer working hours, and hypertension are mixed. Assessments of self-employment should be extended to account for people with part-time self-employment (i.e., employees also earning income from self-employment). The aim of this study was to determine the association of different types of…September 2022Hypertension
Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated, nonprofit health care organization and in 2020 the first U.S. health care organization to achieve certified carbon neutral status, is committing to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 and aiming to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. As part of reaching net zero, Kaiser Permanente has joined the recently announced U.S. Health and…June 2022Climate Change
This Webinar included a discussion of pregnancy-related mortality through the lens of abortion access and other policy decisions like Medicaid expansion. This included discussions of community- and culturally- centered birthing work and the need for cross-sector collaboration in this space.May 2022Maternal Morbidity and Mortality, Policy and Practice
Within the discipline of public health, it is commonly understood that health outcomes are influenced by more than genetics and behavior. Many health problems can be firmly linked to a political determinant that created and is perpetuating health inequities in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these inequities, causing disproportionate outcomes, particularly for vulnerable…April 2022Policy and Practice, Aging and Life Course
The first meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors under the Indonesian Presidency was held on 17 and 18 February 2022. The communique requested the WHO and WB, and implementing partners work further with countries to report on obstacles to, and accelerate, vaccine deployment strategies to get more COVID-19 shots into arms. This report, produced to answer that request, has been…April 2022Vaccine Access and Uptake
Health equity means everyone can live the healthiest life possible. Health inequities are unnatural, unjust, and avoidable. To advance health equity, we believe it is critical to interrogate how funding, research, and community intersect to align and harmonize our efforts to create an equitable and just world. These resources compiled by the P4HE Collaborative Team are provided to support…February 2022Policy and Practice, Social/Structural Determinants
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