With guidance from state and local health department staff and nationally-recognized health equity experts, The Health Equity and Prevention Primer (HEPP) was developed to serve as an online learning tool, consisting of an equity-focused curriculum and collection of resources to build the knowledge and capacity of practitioners to incorporate health equity into their work. The Primer is comprised of seven brief, interactive presentations along with selected publications, tools, and other resources focused on health equity.
Participants are able to customize their online learning experience and go through each module at his/her own pace. Follow the step-by-step instructions on how to use the tool:
- Select the module you are interested in.
- Download the audio transcriptions to use as a guide as you go through the presentation
- Click on the powerpoint presentation (with audio).
- Right click on the slide if you would like to view in "full screen" mode.
- After the presentation, explore the sections with strategic links and related papers on health equity-related efforts across the country.
- Fill out the evaluation via Survey Monkey to help us continually improve the Health Equity and Prevention Primer.
About the Learning Modules
Module 1 Achieving Equity in Health and Safety through Primary Prevention describes how Primary Prevention is a key strategy for eliminating inequities in health and safety. It provides an overview of Primary Prevention and previews material that will be covered later in the series.
Duration: 14 minutes
Module 2 Take Two Steps to Prevention describes the Two Steps to Prevention Framework and the Trajectory of Health Inequities. These tools can be used to describe why a focus on the environment is essential for health equity efforts.
Duration: 16 minutes
Module 3 Community Factors & How They Influence Health Equity explores eighteen community factors. These eighteen factors are linked to health equity. Each factor is part of a community and provides tangible opportunities for achieving equitable health and safety outcomes.
Duration: 12 minutes
Module 4 The Spectrum of Prevention: A Framework for Addressing Health Equity, introduces 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 to change environments for equity.
Duration: 14 minutes
Module 5 Enhancing Effective Partnerships for Health Equity explores the power of partnerships for improving equity. It introduces the Eight Steps to Coalition Building, which can be used to launch and stabilize effective equity-focused coalitions.
Duration: 15 minutes
Module 6 The Importance of Local Policy for Achieving Equitable Outcomes looks at why policy--at the city and county levels, in particular-is important to health equity efforts. It provides an overview of key strategies in the policy development process.
Duration: 21 minutes
Module 7 Good Health Counts: Measurement and Evaluation for Health Equity describes how community health indicators can be used to assess and monitor conditions that influence health and safety. It highlights a number of indicator reports that have been used to advance health equity efforts.
Duration: 19 minutes