Strategies for Promoting Health Equity in your State

Strategies for Promoting Health Equity in your State

About Transformation

A well-trained MCH workforce is critical to meet the public health challenges of the future and improve health and equity outcomes among MCH populations. In 2016, the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center established a health equity team to help prepare and empower MCH leaders from diverse communities to promote health equity, wellness and reduce disparities in health and health care.

A commonly asked question across states is “What strategic steps can we take to advance health equity at our health department?” 1  In response to this need in the field the MCH Navigator in collaboration with the National MCH Workforce Development Center created this learning opportunity to assist MCH professionals in answering that question.¬†Originally a full presentation focused on health equity conducted by the National MCH Workforce Development Center, we have separated it into multiple sections for easier access and the ability for learners to quickly locate specific sections of interest.

This resource is formatted to include the following sections: an introduction, 10 individual strategies to achieve health equity, a presentation by Nevillene White of the New York State Department of Health which provides success stories applying health equity strategies in the field, and a short wrap up with additional resources provided.  Scroll down to access each section below.

Health Equity Strategies



1. Health Equity Guide. A Human Impact Partners Project.

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.