244579 State health equity and minority health departments' infrastructure and resources

Monday, October 31, 2011

Meenoo Mishra, MPH , Association for State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Arlington, VA
State public health capacity to address minority health and health equity issues is critical in ensuring the health equity of the nation. In 2010 the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) conducted its second Minority Health Survey to assess health equity efforts in the states and territories. This presentation uses data collected from the 2010 survey to describe the state public health infrastructure's efforts in health equity. The survey was administered to 59 STHAs between December 2010 and February 2011. The data from the survey was analyzed using SPSS 13.0 and includes frequencies and descriptive statistics. The data also explores health equity workforce, funding allocation and expenditures, and strategic plans and partnerships. The analysis allows for comparison of data between the states and regions and will be foundational for ASTHO's efforts to support its members and the state public health infrastructure and of best practices research.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership

Learning Objectives:
Describe the state of public health infrastructure for addressing health equity and minority health issues.

Keywords: Minority Health, Public Health Infrastructure

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I manage the health equity program at ASTHO.
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.