Online Program

Mapping the Alignment of Public Sector Programs with Health Equity: Approaches, Successes, Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Mark Cervero, MPH, CPH, CommonHealth ACTION, Washington, DC
Integrating health equity considerations in public sector programs ensures that they are intentional about how they address existing and prevent new inequities. Preliminary activities to support decision makers with integrating equity considerations in their programs include defining the outcomes of the target program, and the relationships between those outcomes and health equity. This information can subsequently highlight opportunities to derive equitable outcomes from a program, and therefore support the larger goal of attaining health equity. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss elements of a strategy recently piloted by the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) to link outcomes for volunteer federal programs to health equity. Successes, challenges and opportunities for advancing this work will be discussed.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Explain key steps in the FIHET strategy to link outcomes of a program to health equity. Describe successes and challenges associated with this strategy.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the lead technical assistance provider for several different federal, state, and local health equity initiatives. I also have extensive experience in the development and implementation of health equity curricula and workshops with community-based organizations, local, state, and federal government, businesses and other groups.
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.