244174 Progress Moving Forward with the National Partnership for Action

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:40 PM

Garth Graham, MD, MPH , The Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
Rochelle Rollins, PhD, MPH , The Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
"We are united by missions to protect and improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities. These inspirational words appear in the foreword of the National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity (NSS) part of the National Partnership for Action (NPA). The NPA is a multi-year process to mobilize a comprehensive, community-driven, sustained approach to combat health inequities in the United States. The impetus for establishing the NPA as a national movement grew in response to the voices of thousands of leaders urging, actually demanding, coordinated action. Under the broad umbrella of the NPA, partners within and beyond the health sector are leveraging their missions and resources around five goals and twenty strategies. The goals are: awareness; leadership; health system and life experience; cultural and linguistic competency; and data, research and evaluation. Best practices and milestones are being reported and tracked across the country. Alignment with other national plans is deliberate and ongoing. Over the decades, many people have worked to end health disparities, but unlike many countries, the United States has never had a national approach. The NPA will describe opportunities to effectively communicate the message that health disparity exists, and that achieving health equity benefits all Americans.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Diversity and culture
Program planning
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Participants will identify: 1. Five NPA goals for coordinating action on health equity. 2. At least two effective strategies for mobilizing communities to work toward health equity. 3. At least two critical ingredients of an effective message that mobilize communities to work toward health equity.

Keywords: Community-Based Partnership, Health Disparities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I am the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health within the Department of Health & Human Services
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.