Health inequities exist among groups based on gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, education, income, disability, and geographic location. ASTHO's health equity strategic plan's central challenge is to mobilize leadership to achieve health equity. Its four objectives are:
A crosscutting strategy addresses the root causes of health inequities as well as measurement and evaluation.
Health Equity Strategic Map
ASTHO provides information and resources to state health officials on health equity and health disparities issues, including resources on the economic case for health equity, health equity case studies, maternal and infant disparities, and state stories. Read more »
This page showcases a variety of selected state-produced health equity reports. Read more »
This page highlights ASTHO’s work with tribal leaders and includes primers on tribal and state public health. Read more »
The Affiliate Health Equity Subcommittee is chaired by the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and supported by ASTHO staff. Read more »
ASTHO collected data on state minority health and health disparities programs and documented the variations in infrastructure, capacity, history, goals, major activities (including programs and populations served). Read more »
John Auerbach, previous Commissioner of Health from Massachusetts, and past president of ASTHO, called on states to improve health equity in 2010—2011. See all archived pages from the Health Equity President’s Challenge here. Read more »
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