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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A health crisis caused by a pandemic tested the effectiveness of national healthcare systems by testing both financing and organizational and technical performance of patient care. At that time, the structural flaws in healthcare systems and inequalities in the level of healthcare in its different dimensions and countries due to resource constraints were highlighted. Therefore, the paper…December 2022Environmental/Community Health
From scientific studies to firsthand experiences, here are this year's top 5 stories that shine a light on health disparities in America, ranked in order of unique page views. 1. Understanding 'Black fatigue' – and how to overcome it Living with racism is exhausting and a health risk, but you can find ways to protect yourself and others. 2. The legacy of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, a heart surgery…December 2022Policy and Practice, Social/Structural Determinants
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
Health is key to our well-being, happiness, and general quality of life. It is also important for economic progress and productivity. A person’s health may depend on many factors, such as their income, race, gender, age, existing medical conditions or genetics, occupation, and where they live. Personal choices and social support structures also play a role in a person’s health. Climate change…December 2022Climate Change, Environmental Injustice
A February 2021 article on the Health Affairs Forefront explored the increased emphasis on health equity among philanthropic organizations across the US. The piece, which shared findings from a survey of health care grantmakers, reported that more than four out of five foundations had changed or plan to change their health equity programming. Moreover, nearly half of those polled had created new…December 2022Services & Programs
In this opening plenary session from the Partners for Advancing Health Equity 2022 Summit, Thomas LaVeist, Alonzo Plough, and Sheldon Watts held a conversation around health equity and next steps in advancing the conversation. #P4HEsummit2022December 2022Policy and Practice
Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the nonmedical factors that influence health outcomes. They are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life. These forces and systems include economic policies and systems, development agendas, social norms, social policies, racism, climate change, and…December 2022Social/Structural Determinants
In this closing plenary session from the Partners for Advancing Health Equity 2022 Summit, Thomas LaVeist and Michael White, a educator, jazz historian, bandleader, and composer, closed the Summit by discussing and showcasing New Orleans jazz as a metaphor for American Life.#P4HEsummit2022December 2022Policy and Practice, Social/Structural Determinants
Income inequality and its relationship with loneliness prevalence: A cross-sectional study among older adults in the US and 16 European countriesBackgrounds: The prevalence of loneliness increases among older adults, varies across countries, and is related to within-country socioeconomic, psychosocial, and health factors. The 2000–2019 pooled prevalence of loneliness among adults 60 years and older went from 5.2% in Northern Europe to 24% in Eastern Europe, while in the US was 56% in 2012. The relationship between country-level factors…December 2022Aging and Life Course, Systemic Determinants