The optimal approach to eliminating health inequities is through evidence-based interventions. In 2009, the non-federal Community Preventive Services Task Force launched a series of systematic reviews of interventions to promote health equity. Topics to be considered include education, employment, housing, and transportation. Thus far, reviews have focused on educational interventions: center-based early childhood education, full-day kindergarten programs, out-of-school time academic programs, high school completion programs, and school-based health centers. These reviews demonstrate the benefits of diverse educational interventions in advancing health equity. Here, we summarize the strategy of Community Guide health equity reviews, first findings and challenges.
Hahn, Robert; Fielding, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., M.B.A, Jonathan E.; Johnson, M.D., Robert L.; Muntaner, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.S., Carles; Truman, M.D., M.P.H., Benedict I.; and Orleans, Tracy
"The Guide to Community Preventive Services Review of Interventions to Promote Health Equity in the United States,"
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice: Vol. 9
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/jhdrp/vol9/iss6/2