Because health inequity and climate change are interconnected, the American Public Health Association has published a helpful guide for local health departments called Climate Change, Health, and Equity: A Guide For Local Health Departments. Authored by Public Health Institute with support from APHA, the Kresge Foundation, and the California Department of Public health, this guide is designed to help local public health departments integrate climate change and health equity into practice.
There are tens of thousands of active and abandoned oil and gas wells in Colorado. Weld County, in the northern part of the state, has more than twice as many drilling sites as any other Colorado county. Some residents there are concerned not only about potential health consequences from proximity to wells, but that the impact is not landing equally on all communities and people. To raise awareness about this issue, the Colorado Trust has published a new video in their Health Equity Stories series. You can watch it here.
The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) is a national clearinghouse on rural health information and resources to support healthcare and population health in rural communities. Featuring an online library, rural health data, state guides, toolkits, rural programs models, custom alerts, and more, the RHIhub is your first stop for rural health information. The RHIhub is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, meaning that all of its services are provided free of charge.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHRR) is a valuable tool for not just analyzing your county's health data but also learning about how those data can be used to study topics such as health equity in your community. CHRR has a wealth of webinars available to public health advocates with topics around equity, poverty, and getting the most out of your ranking information.
NACCHO has a podcast! Listen to in-depth interviews with public health officials discussing hot topics in their field. Find the series on iTunes here.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASHTO) has a podcast about public health that discusses topics ranging from the opioid epidemic to being a successful public health leader.