"A Way of Being": Experiences of City and County Health Departments in Addressing Health Equity

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Title "A Way of Being": Experiences of City and County Health Departments in Addressing Health Equity
Creator Katelyn Prawitt
Subject health equity; health disparities; health department; public health; institutional racism; equity lens; MACL
Description The impact of health disparities and inequities have been documented for decades but disparities have remained over time. Less focus has been given to practical approaches for agencies and organizations to address health inequities. Through interviews conducted with 15 participants from five different health departments around the United States, this explored how county and city health departments have applied an equity lens to their work. Collectively, the data point to a need for a paradigm shift within public health from a paradigm that focuses on behavior changes to one that focuses on the conditions that produce health outcomes. My findings give insight into the many ways organizations can make changes to address health equity in their communities and will inform the work of the Salt Lake County Health Department .
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2020-05
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital Copyright 2020, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
ARK ark:/87278/s64801qb
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2020-10-26
Date Modified 2020-10-26
ID 1602229
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64801qb
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