Health inequities are more than disparities or differences in health and safety outcomes. Inequity describes unfairness and the systematic nature of disparities. The Health Equity and Prevention Primer (HEPP) serves as a web-based training series for public health practitioners and advocates interested in policy advocacy, community change, and multi-sector engagement to achieve health equity. The Primer helps practitioners integrate a health equity lens into their initiatives in pursuit of overall health and safety.
- Creating Effective Strategies
- Building Cross-sector Collaboration
- Strengthening Communities
- Communities Taking Action: Profiles of Health Equity
- Health Equity and Prevention Primer
- About HEPP
- Project Advisors
- Health Equity and Prevention Resources
- Module 1: Achieving Equity in Health and Safety through Primary Prevention
- Module 2: Take Two Steps to Prevention
- Module 3: Community Factors & How They Influence Health Equity
- Module 4: The Spectrum of Prevention
- Module 5: Enhancing Effective Partnerships for Health Equity
- Module 6: The Importance of Local Policy for Achieving Equitable Outcomes
- Module 7: Good Health Counts: Measurement and Evaluation for Health Equity
- ENACT: Environmental Nutrition and Activity Community Tool
- ENACT Local Policy Database
- Preventing Violence: A Primer
- UNITY RoadMap
Prevention Institute is offering 5 Category I Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) for completing the Health Equity and Prevention Primer. Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) must complete all seven modules and fill out the CHES Assessment and Evaluation Survey via Survey Monkey to receive credit.
"Our view is that health equity is not something you want to silo; you want to embed it in the way practice occurs. It is partially reorganizing health departments in the way they work."
Senior Analyst, Health Equity, NACCHO
"The health inequities we see are the embodied expressions of social inequality. They are not about just individual bad choices: they are about things not being fair."
-Dr. Nancy Krieger, Harvard School of Public Health
Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health