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Module 4: The Spectrum of Prevention: A Framework for Addressing Health Equity

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The Spectrum of Prevention: A Framework for Addressing Health Equity, introduces our signature tool, the Spectrum of Prevention. It provides a step by step explanation of how the Spectrum can be used to develop a mutually supportive set of actions as part of a comprehensive primary prevention strategy that changes societal norms, systems and environments for equity.

Duration: 14 minutes

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the importance of promoting a multi-faceted range of prevention activities to achieve environmental change;
  • Utilize the Spectrum of Prevention to develop the essential components of a broad approach to prevent complex health and safety issues.

Please follow these instructions to get started:

  1. Download the transcription for module 4 to use as a guide as you go through the presentation
  2. Begin the presentation and right click on the slide to view in "full screen" mode.
  3. After the presentation, explore the sections below with strategic links and related papers on health equity-related efforts across the country.
  4. Fill out the module 4 evaluation via Survey Monkey (for non-CHES users) to help us continually improve the Health Equity and Prevention Primer.



For More Information
    Health Equity Policy Principle #1
  • Understanding and accounting for the historical forces that have left a legacy of racism and segregation is key to moving forward with the structural changes needed. A component of addressing these historical forces should consider policy reform related to immigrant groups-notably Latinos, Asians, and Arab Americans.
  • View all 11 principles