Mobilizing to End Health Disparities
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has produced the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in response to a community-driven National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity. Together, these plans will guide public and private efforts to reduce disparities in health care and health outcomes.
Your support is needed, use the National Partnership for Action: Toolkit for Community Action. The toolkit will help you:
Raise awareness about health disparities - It includes descriptions of health disparities and their causes.
Engage others in conversations about the problem and solutions – It provides tools to guide efforts to promote programs and policies for change.
Take action for change – It provides information and tools to help individuals and organizations address health in their communities.
Get your National Plan for Action: Toolkit for Community Action at: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/files/Plans/Toolkit/NPA_Toolkit.pdf
For more information about the National Partnership for Action, visit: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/npa/
Iowa Department of Public Health
Office of Minority and Multicultural Health