Iowa Health and Human Services Health Equity Framework

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Service‘s Health Equity Framework identifies the internal opportunities to fully integrate health equity perspectives and capacities and to understand and embrace the unique social and community context within Iowa. The resource also identifies core public health roles, a root cause analysis to health inequities, and opportunities to shift roles and resources to meet obligations to residents to support upstream public health strategies while addressing critical health and environmental issues. The IHHS Health Equity framework is focused on departmental efforts that we can control, as well as opportunities to influence other institutional partners to develop a health-in-all-policies approach.

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