What Title V Agencies Are Doing to Advance Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health: A Summary

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Date Developed: May 2021. Source: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. Presenter(s): John Richards. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Introductory. Length: 24 inutes.


This video describes how Title V agencies are addressing health equity and social determinants of health (SDOH) as a response to their recent five-year needs assessment. It gives specific strategies being conducted by states and jurisdictions. The presenter then provides a conceptual framework for addressing disparities. This framework serves as the structure to discuss several practical tools to use in equity work. The presentation ends with a summary of where to find additional resources.

Learning Objectives

• Identify how Title V agencies are addressing health equity issues as discovered in their needs assessment.

• Synthesize common strategies being used in the field related to both health equity and SDOH.

• Utilize additional resources through the MCH Navigator.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.