Online Program

Health equity impact review guide

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Gail Brandt, BS, RD, MPH, EdD, Office of Healthy Communities, Washington State DOH, Olympia, WA
The EIR Guide is designed to help public health staff examine proposals and identify actions to effectively reduce health disparities and increase health equity. Specifically, the Guide offers a systematic approach to identify ways to modify a proposed policy or project: to ensure it will reduce health disparities and not make them worse; better understand the uneven impacts on various populations; and recommend project and policies that promote equity and east adverse impacts. The value of using the guide includes: improve quality of organizational interventions; build relationships and collaborations; acknowledge experiences of community members; engage and empower communities; build consensus; and document involvement.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Program planning
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe the five stages of the EIR Guide application Identify the value of applying the EIR Guide to policy or project decision making processes

Keyword(s): Health Advocacy, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I lead the team that developed the Health Equity Impact Review Guide. I have oversight to its implementation and evaluation of the impact of its use. I have been engaged in this work for the last 5 years.
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.