Health Equity

Health equity is the equal opportunity for all Americans to enjoy optimal health. TFAH creates and supports community-based initiatives, evidence-based recommendations and a policy agenda that promotes health equity.

While many efforts are underway to address disparities and promote health equity, identifying the lessons learned from these community-based initiatives, and importantly, translating the most promising efforts into federal, state and local policies, remain a challenge.

On March 1, 2018, Trust for America’s Health, with support from The California Endowment, held a convening Advancing Health Equity: What We Have Learned from Community-based Health Equity Initiatives in Oakland, California to identify and examine promising practices from existing initiatives. The resulting convening summary (see link in Resources box – left rail this page) outlines core strategies of successful community-based health equity initiatives and recommendations for next steps in creating and advancing a policy agenda to promote community-based health equity initiatives.