The promotion of health equity is central to Trust for America’s Health’s (TFAH) work to support optimal health for every person and community.
As a part of this effort, TFAH is launching a four-part Web Forum series called Taking Action to Promote Health Equity—Using the Lessons from Cutting-Edge Practices to Improve Health and Well Being. Our goal is to shine a bright light on some of the most compelling and replicable activities that help advance health equity. Program speakers will share their lessons learned through practice and experiences that are transferable to diverse community settings—large or small, urban or rural—and with substantial or minimal resources. And while a few of the examples may be familiar, the Web Forum series will feature excellent work that has not received much national attention.
We have designed the series so you can participate in all four Web Forums or any that you want to attend. And when the series is over, they will be available for online listening. Each segment is being planned with substantial time for questions and answers. Furthermore, if the participants identify topics of further interest, we will use that information to plan future Web Forums.
The series will be hosted by J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, TFAH’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and presented through the Dialogue4Health platform.
The first Web Forum of the series will analyze the impact of The California Endowment’s unprecedented Building Healthy Communities initiative. This $1 billion, multi-year effort in 14 communities across California has shown what can be achieved with long-term, community-led, place-based campaigns. The panelists will provide a broad overview of the initiative, highlight two community examples, and equip audience members with strategies and tools they can use to advance health equity in their work and communities.