Are you interested in hearing the tale of how one department of health used policy and administrative levers to to apply a health equity lens to proposed state legislation? Then you might want to attend this webinar. It features speakers from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).
Washington’s DOH initiated efforts to apply a health equity lens to proposed state legislation. The department succeeded in adding two requirements to help focus the review process on health inequities for bill analysis:
• Describe any positive or negative impact the bill may have on health equity or health disparities.
• Describe any positive or negative impact the bill may have on tribal health concerns.
The speakers will describe the components of a health equity lens used to analyze proposed state legislation, talk about the opportunities and challenges involved in applying a health equity lens, and share examples of training and resource materials.
When: September 22, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00pm PDT
This webinar is part of the series: “Promoting Health Equity through Programs and Policies”. The series is sponsored by the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA), an initiative led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. NPA promotes cross-sector, multi-level and systems-oriented approaches for tackling health disparities.
You can learn more about this including how to register here.