Multi-Sector Collaborations to Advance Health Equity

June 15, 2018
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET

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The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) developed the Introduction to Multi-Sector Intersections and Collaborations to Advance Health Equity report. The report highlights ways in which public health intersects with other governmental sectors (i.e. agriculture, economy, education, environment, housing, justice, and transportation) can address the social determinants of health and promote optimal health for all. State and local public health officials can utilize this document to inform effective approaches to developing partnerships, both within and outside of government, and across health and non-health sectors, to improve health outcomes of racial and ethnic minority populations and address health disparities.

ASTHO, with support from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), will host this webinar. Any sector interested in partnering with governmental public health to advance health equity should register here.

Objectives for this conversation are:

  • Describe federal leadership on state/regional health equity initiatives
  • Provide specific examples from Massachusetts and Virginia of how state health agencies have engaged in multisector partnership to advance health equity
  • Describe the new tool for health equity developed by ASTHO and HHS OMH


  • Mary Ann Cooney, MPH, MSN, Chief, Center for Population Health Strategies, ASTHO
  • Shavon Arline-Bradley, MPH, MDiv, Senior Technical Advisor, National Partnership to End Health Disparities, Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Karen Reed, MA, Director, Division of Multicultural Health & Community Engagement, Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity
  • Ben Wood, MPH, Director, Office of Community Health Planning and Engagement, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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