Health Equit; , Social Determinants of Health; Placed-Based Initiatives; Collective Impact
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) describes the strategies and infrastructure it has developed to fund its placed-based initiatives to address the social determinants of health to eliminate health disparities. Using a data driven and community-led approach, RIDOH funded 10 local collaboratives, each with its own, geographically-defined “Health Equity Zone,” or “HEZ,” and, to support the collaboratives, created a new “Health Equity Institute,” a “HEZ Team” of 9 seasoned project managers, and direct lines of communications between these assets and the Office of the Director of Health.
Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Nicole; Novais, MA, Ana P.; Hall-Walker, MPA, Carol; Ankoma, MPH, MSW, Angela B.; and Fulton, PhD, John P.
"Rhode Island’s Health Equity Zones: Addressing Local Problems with Local Solutions,"
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice: Vol. 9
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/jhdrp/vol9/iss6/5