THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Health and Medicine Division
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity
This new report from the National Academies examines the state of health disparities in the United States by race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability status, and explores the underlying conditions and root causes contributing to health inequity. The report highlights nine examples of community-based solutions in areas across the U.S. that address health inequities and identifies the major elements of effective solutions and their key levers, policies, stakeholders, and other elements needed to be successful.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on January 11, 2017 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.