By Lizette Rivera, Project Manager, and Jolie Ritzo, Director of Partnerships & Programs, Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement NRHI’s Emerging Leaders Council (ELC), a committee aimed to support and foster the...Read More
We commit to advancing health equity for all.
Everyone should be given the opportunity to attain their highest level of health, and to achieve this we need to value all people, optimize conditions where people are born, grow, live, work, learn, and age, and name racism as a key barrier.
We need to work collaboratively across stakeholders and sectors to effectively address structural, social, and political factors that influence health.
Health Equity Is Foundational to Our Work
At the leadership level
- We have Board commitment and engagement with the ways we can create impact
- We provide executive leadership training to NRHI members on racial healing and leading with an equity lens
- We consult with our senior health equity advisor on matters related to partnerships, programs, future funding, and communications
Across the membership
- We engage members on topics of health and healthcare improvement and apply an equity lens to all programs and content
- We bring thought leaders forward on the topics of health equity, social determinants of health, health disparities, health literacy, healthcare workforce development, inclusive collaboration, and caring for vulnerable populations
- We pursue funding for health and healthcare transformation projects that include solutions to address health equity
- We foster national partnerships with health equity experts that guide us in aligning and amplifying the voices of the underserved
- We continue to learn from other national entities that are dedicated to the advancement of health equity
- We incorporate health equity into NRHI’s advocacy
To Advance Health Equity, NRHI Members:
- Address social determinants of health by bringing diverse community organizations to be part of the strategic conversation
- Make sure that the voices in any strategic conversation are racially, socio-economically, and ethnicaly diverse
- Build relationships with non-traditional partners for more creative and lasting solutions
- Support capacity building for organizations that work in other sectors who are addressing structural/social/political determinants of health
- Use data and analytics to motivate change such as testing, screening, and providing care for vulnerable populations
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- Advancing Racial Equity Guide, American Public Health Association
- Racial Equity Resource Guide, Kellogg Foundation
- Health Equity Starter Kit, Outreach Partners
- Health Disparities reports and factsheets, American Public Health Association
- Health Equity Tools 2.0, the National Collaborating Center for Determinants of Health
- Health Equity Assessment Toolkit, World Health Organization
- Hate- Motivated Behavior: RWJF-funded research on the impacts, risk factors and interventions to combat hate-motivated behavior.
- Racism and Health: Research, tools and perspectives about how racism affects health.
- Discrimination: National poll on the personal experiences and impact of discrimination across more than a dozen areas of life.
Blogs, Commentary and Academic Journals
- News & Media blog, National Collaborative for Health Equity’s
- The Upstreamist blog, HealthBegins
- Culture of Health blog, RWJF
- Commentary: RWJF EVP Julie Morita isn’t remaining silent on the bigotry that has percolated across the country in response to this pandemic.
- Commentary: Julie Morita tells Face the Nation about anti-Asian hate and racism’s role in pandemics.