Author: Gretchen Kalar
Front page of the 2018 Health Equity Report
June 27, 2019 – The 2018 North Carolina Health Equity Report from the NCDHHS Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities was included among the American Library Association’s Notable Government Documents for 2018.
According to the ALA, the “tool monitors the state’s progress toward eliminating gaps among the health statuses of different racial/ethnic groups. Data was collected from various sources, with key indicators based on their relevance to health and health disparities and the availability of information.”
The report was released in April 2018 and:
- Measures and monitors the state’s progress toward eliminating the health status gaps experienced by racial/ethnic minorities;
- Provides data that can aid community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, tribal governments, local health departments, state agencies, legislators, local businesses and communities in devising services and outreach plans; and
- Can inform key decision makers about eliminating health disparities through policy reform and system change.