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Health Equity in a Changing Policy Environment: Three Former Federal Officials Weigh In

At our Network Commons live discussion on June 19, 2017, three leading experts with federal-level experience discussed opportunities to promote health equity amid the current policy environment.

This year, many organizations working to advance health equity find themselves in a new policy environment than in years before. Advocates may be unsure of how to navigate shifting national priorities, budget changes, and policy challenges. Fortunately, we can look to leaders forging ahead on health equity efforts for guidance—particularly those from the community development, public health, and healthcare sectors—amid this new policy landscape. Our guest panelists, all with significant federal-level experience, shared their insights, practical tips, and key resources during our June 19 Network Commons event.

The Network’s Executive Director, Douglas Jutte, moderated a rich discussion with three prominent leaders:

Rewatch the event. Missed the event or need a refresher on our speakers’ practical tips? Check out this video recording of the June 19 event on the Build Healthy Places Network’s YouTube channel.

Peruse these resources mentioned during the event:

Check out these noted tools for collaboration:

  • The Democracy Collaborative provides an overview and toolkit for anchor institutions, including a comprehensive toolkit for hospitals.
  • The Network’s Partner Finder helps you find the community development and health organizations nearest to you, and our Jargon Buster helps different sectors speak the same language.
  • Healthy People 2020 offers a collection of  science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.

Explore these innovative financing models shared by the speakers:

Continue the conversation.

Still pondering how to advance health equity? We’re continuing to answer this and other audience questions via Twitter @BHPNetwork #NetworkCommons. Join the conversation and tell us what you think!

Catch up on Network Commons.

Interested in learning more about Network Commons? Check out highlights from our past events.

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Alison Moore