243821 Health Equity Efforts in the States and Territories from 2007 to today

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 1:10 PM

Albert Terrillion, DrPH, CPH, CHES , Health Equity, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Arlington, VA
State health equity efforts are a key part of multi-level initiatives to reduce disparities and achieve health equity in this country. In 2007 the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials began a robust plan of gauging state and territorial health equity efforts with a national survey. This assessment of state health equity efforts continued with case studies in 2009 and continues today with the Minority Health Survey of 2011. The presentation will analyze the data from all of these instruments together to determine the trajectory of state and territorial health efforts to address health equity. Conclusions from the analysis will consider determinants for the success of state and territorial health equity efforts and examine next steps to support these efforts. Last, the presentation will examine state and territorial efforts against the framework of other levels of efforts at both the federal and local levels and will discuss a harmonization of effort and potential next steps from the results of this analysis.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe the trajectory of health equity efforts in the states and territories from 2007 to today. Explain the importance of state health equity efforts. Identify next steps in reinforcing state and territorial health equity efforts.

Keywords: Health Disparities, Survey

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a public health professional with over 20 years of experience and I currently work in state and territorial health equity efforts for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.