Online Program

Forces that Affect Health Equity: Conducting Community Health Assessments with a Social Justice Frame

Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Achieving health equity involves identifying, preventing, and reversing the effects of decisions, policies, investments, rules, and laws that have caused social and economic inequities that affect people’s abilities to live healthy lives. Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning process that can help communities develop a culture of continuous collaborative health improvement that can guide them through addressing health inequities. In this interactive session, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) staff will provide an overview of MAPP, and staff from the Cook County Department of Public Health will discuss their experience using the MAPP framework. Additionally, CCDPH staff will discuss how they used a health equity lens to conduct one of their assessments, including results, challenges, and lessons learned.
Session Objectives: Describe the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process Discuss how a Community Health Improvement process can inform a health department’s approach to improving population health Describe a social justice approach to MAPP Demonstrate how health departments may use MAPP to address health equity in their communities

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Organized by: APHA-Center for Professional Development
Endorsed by: Ethics, Health Administration

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)