Track 4 - Health Equity
Sharing Session - 90 Minutes
F5 - Implementation of a Health Equity Impact Assessment with North Carolina Health Departments
Wednesday, July 11
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Balcony J
In June 2017, local health departments (LHDs) in North Carolina received training to implement the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA). LHDs selected one evidence-based practice with which to implement the HEIA and recruited community-based organizations and agencies, public and private health and human services stakeholders, content experts, influential leaders, and community experts to participate in the implementation, which took place in fall 2017.
A facilitated discussion with panelists from local health departments in North Carolina will discuss examining equity of existing evidence-based practices implemented by local health departments. Panelists will respond to a series of questions regarding the implementation of the HEIA in their respective county. By the end of the session, attendees will increase their knowledge of how to use a Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool in a local health department to evaluate the equitable practices of existing policies, programs, or interventions.
Health Equity, Maternal and Child Health, Social Determinants of Health