Health Equity Report Uses Rankings Model to Start Dialogue – Springfield, MA

Partners for a Healthier Community - a coalition dedicated to building a healthier community in the Springfield, MA, region - used the County Health Rankings model as a jumpstart to talk about how social determinants have an impact on community health.

In its first Springfield Health Equity Report, Partners for a Healthier Community focused on racial and ethnic health equity as part of its goal to “Advance Racial Justice.” The report uses local and state data resources to represent racial and ethnic disparities in health and provide context for some of the observed inequities. The goal of the report is to promote a dialogue about the racial and ethnic health inequalities that exist, why they exist, and to think and act on solutions. 

Read more and download the entire report here.