Lead Practices That Advance Health Equity
The tools provided here can be used by family physicians and their practice teams to create a culture that values health equity and team-based approaches for addressing the social determinants of health - essential elements of practices that advance health equity. This can help ensure that patient care is instinctively made with health equity in mind and provides a plan for addressing the social determinants of health based on your practice's unique circumstances by clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the entire practice team.
This implementation guide offers tips for creating a practice culture that values health equity and a planned team-based approach for addressing social determinants of health.
Build a Culture of Health Equity in Your Practice
Organizational culture includes the underlying beliefs, assumptions and values held by the practice team. This can have immense impact on patient care. The resources here are intended to help you build a culture of health equity in your practice by:
County Health Rankings(www.countyhealthrankings.org)
The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors in nearly every county in America to provide a snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play.
Health Landscape Population Health Profiler
This tool allows users to create detailed maps by service area and key community measures, including the distribution of age, ethnicity, social deprivation, inequities, access to health care, and chronic conditions.
NACCHO Health Department Directory(www.naccho.org)
This tool provides contact information so you can learn about your local health department's community health assessment and community health improvement plan.