Salud America! has unveiled their new research review on health equity. Read on to learn what they found.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. Over the last two decades, REACH has been at the forefront of the CDC’s efforts to address health disparities and promote health equity, funding over 180 communities throughout the nation. At the heart of the REACH program is its meaningful engagement with diverse communities to implement culturally-tailored strategies that have been effective in closing gaps in health disparities.
REACH communities have demonstrated that locally-based and culturally-tailored solutions can be effective in addressing gaps in health by race and ethnicity. These communities have seen decreases in smoking, reductions in obesity, increases in fruit and vegetable consumption, and increases in healthy behaviors.
Salud America! has unveiled their new research review on health equity. Read on to learn what they found.
Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO), a driving force for social justice and health in Kansas City and a Voices for Healthy Kids grantee, is addressing health disparities in its community in exciting ways. Find out how!
If it takes a village to raise a child, what does it take to create healthy villages for boys and young men of color? Good schools? Affordable healthcare? Economic stability? Justice?
Innovation and partnerships are two keys in unlocking tough issues. Just this month, a new partnership was born that elevates both the need for access to healthy, affordable foods and at the same time overcomes both education and access barriers.
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Leaders are people who are actively working - either professionally or as volunteers - to change policies and environments to help children eat better and be more active. We use the following criteria to evaluate whether to approve an applicant for Leader status with the Voices for Healthy Kids Action Center.
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At least one item must be checked within each of the following two categories:
1. Applicant is focused on changing policies and environments
They are working on one of Voices for Healthy Kid's six issue areas:
Ensure foods and beverages in schools meet dietary guidelines
Expand community access to high quality food
Expand physical activity programs in and out of school
Improve built environment in communities to increase physical activity
Use pricing strategies to promote purchase of healthier foods
Use regulation/policy to reduce youth exposure to unhealthy food marketing
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Their primary focus is working on individual behavior (e.g., teaching kids about food, play, etc.), but they have access to organizations that could provide opportunities to change environments, such as
Public Health Agencies
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3. Applicant works for an organization:
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