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Health Equity

Taking Action - Role of Public Health

The health unit is one of many stakeholders in the community taking action to address the social determinants of health.

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Our key roles are to:

  • Assess and report on the health of our communities by providing data, explaining the rate of diseases, and analyzing mortality and morbidity rates in relation to education and income.
  • Modify/orient public health practices to decrease health inequities, especially among priority populations.

  • Engage with our community partners and stakeholders to identify and develop ways to improve health and to share effective strategies to address health inequities.

  • Lead/participate to support and work with others to review and create opportunities to make lasting changes to improve the health of our communities.

(Adopted from the National Collaborating Center for the Determinants of Health)


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