In fall of 2010, the DTF joined the Medical Interpretation Advisory Board (MIAB), the State Plan Advisory Group, and other individuals and organizations concerned with issues of access, quality, cultural competency, and equity for New Hampshire's racial, ethnic and linguistic minorities. The work of the public-private NH Health & Equity Partnership (NH H&EP) will be guided by the Plan to Address Health Disparities and Promote Health Equity in New Hampshire into the implementation, evaluation, monitoring, and improvement phases, and beyond, to promote a more just and equitable future for all people in NH. Over the past year, a process was created to set an agenda for health equity work in New Hampshire that was informed by a diverse group of stakeholders, quantitative and qualitative inputs, and a review of existing reports. The framework of strategic priorities areas includes:
- Access to Health Care
- Addressing Environments Where We Live, Learn, Work and Play to Improve Health
- Awareness and Promotion of Health Equity
- Improving Data Collection and Use to Identify Issues.
The plan is a call to action for organizations (health care and community-based), city governments, public health departments, and community members to join the NH Health & Equity Partnership to implement this broad agenda for health equity.
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