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. 

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 (WDC) created this learning opportunity to assist MCH professionals in answering that question.¬†Originally several presentations focused on health equity conducted by the WDC, we have separated them 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 "Health Equity Strategies" section: an introduction and 10 individual strategies to achieve health equity.

Our From the Field section presents success stories applying health equity strategies in New York, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Oregon; a short wrap up with additional resources is also provided.  Scroll down to access each section below.

Highlighted Resources:

Health Equity Strategies

Examples from the Field



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.