Health Equity Advocacy
Stark differences in health exist between people of different races, age groups, income, education levels, and geographic locations. The causes of these differences are many, varied, constantly interacting with one another, and often rooted in major systems, including:
The solutions are turning out to be equally complex. But this complexity also means that the variety of individuals and organizations that want to take action can find a way to do something in line with their personal goals and missions. There are many ways to contribute.
CALPHO joined seventeen other organizations from 2014-2020 with health equity interests in a collaborative effort to identify and advocate for changes to their shared systems and within themselves. Funded by the Colorado Trust, this group aimed to become a sustainable force driving health equity advancements in the state.