Category: Health Equity


CDPH Partners with Celebrities to Promote COVID-19 Vaccines Among Black, Latino Californians

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently partnered with well-known celebrities, influencers, and trusted messengers in promoting COVID-19 vaccines and boosters among populations disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In promoting COVID-19 vaccines among Latino populations in California, CDPH has partnered with celebrated cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz. The Los Angeles-based artist is most known for…

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Additional Investments in COVID-19 Response

This week, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a series of new investments of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to continue support of the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding announcement, according to the White House, is a direct response to the recommendations advanced by the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force which delivered its…

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UCLA CHPR to Host Symposium on Health, Housing, and Homelessness

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Health Policy Research will host a virtual symposium on Monday, October 4 and Tuesday, October 5 entitled, “Opening Doors for All: Improving Health in Housing and Homelessness.” The symposium will bring together public health leaders, community advocates, policymakers, and other thought leaders to identify past successes…

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BARHII, Partners to Host Equity Webinar Series

The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII), along with partners including the Public Health Advocates, will host multiple equity-focused webinar series over the coming weeks. These webinars include: In the Room Where it Happens: Funding Equity Officer Positions for Emergency Management This webinar will occur on Wednesday, September 22 from 10:00 am to 12:00…

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TFAH Report on Improving Health, Controlling Costs, and Creating Health Equity

The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) issued a report this week entitled “Leveraging Evidence-Based Policies to Improve Health, Control Costs, and Create Health Equity” that highlights evidence-based policies that can be implemented to address the root causes of disease. Policies that the report highlights include supporting access to high-quality health services; promoting economic mobility; ensuring…

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NASEM to Convene Two-Day Workshop on Maternal Health Equity

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) will convene a two-day public workshop focused on “Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Mortality.” The workshop will occur from June 7 to June 8 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm PT. There is no cost associated with the workshop. The workshop will discuss factors…

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County Health Rankings to Hold Webinar on Transforming Narratives to Create Racial and Health Equity

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is reconvening for a second webinar in their Advancing Racial Equity series on Tuesday, June 15 at 12:00 pm PT. The webinar will discuss transforming narratives to create racial and health equity and will feature three racial equity advocates from Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, the…

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