Health equity is a value, process, practice, and outcome.(1) As health equity field-building efforts deepen and expand, practitioners face the task of transforming the conceptual to the practical. Given this, how can health equity be operationalized? What does it look like in practice? And what are the core tools for pursuing health equity? This training addresses such key questions by describing process-based tools and interventions for applying a health equity lens. In this session, participants will explore different tools that can be used by individuals, organizations, and partnerships to ensure that their strategies are addressing the root causes of health inequity, deepening community engagement and partnerships, and targeting structural change.
1 Rockeymoore, Maya. 2017. Equity and the Culture of Health. Center for Global Policy Solutions (Unpublished Report).
Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH)
University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
- Articulate a framework for operationalizing health equity;
- Distinguish strategies for process-based interventions to shift practice including organizational change tools to institutionalize equity within your organization; and
- Identify tools (e.g., health impact assessments, equity policy analysis) that support strategies for operationalizing health equity