What is the health equity and prevention primer?
The Health Equity and Prevention Primer (HEPP) is a web-based training series for public health practitioners and advocates interested in achieving health, safety, and health equity through policy advocacy, community change, and multi-sector engagement.
Health inequities are differences in health and safety outcomes, which are not only unnecessary and avoidable but also unfair and unjust. We focus on how the structural drivers of inequity, like racism and income inequality, impact communities and make good health unattainable.
Developed with guidance from state and local health department staff and nationally-recognized health equity experts, the Primer includes seven brief, interactive presentations, along with related health equity publications, tools, and other resources.
using the HEPP TOOL
- Complete the tool's modules (below) at your own pace, either in order, or in order of your interest
- Each module is a PowerPoint video that includes audio (you may need headphones)
- When you've completed a module, click on the "Next Module" button to continue, or return to this HEPP homepage to select any module
After completing the HEPP Tool
- Explore the Health Equity and Prevention Resources and equity-related efforts across the country
- Learn about the history of the HEPP tool: Methodology and Project Advisors
- Fill out the Survey Monkey evaluation within each Module