Using Law and Policy to Create Equitable Communities
Within every community, there are significant differences in peoples’ health and their opportunities to live long and healthy lives. Policy changes can be key to both transforming health in a community and helping to eliminate inequities. But when policies aren’t created or enforced with equity in mind, they may perpetuate these disparities – or even amplify them.
The Blueprint for Changemakers, from ChangeLab Solutions, is a helpful guide that shares legal strategies and best practices that local practitioners can use to affect change and improve health outcomes. By pairing this information with ChangeLab Solutions’ Equitable Enforcement to Achieve Health Equity changemakers are equipped with a rich resource to help them reflect on the enforcement of laws and policies to ensure they do not cause harm to people most affected by health inequities.
During this webinar, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps will be joined by Sarah de Guia, Chief Executive Officer of ChangeLab Solutions, as we:
• Explore both guides to learn how communities can build capacity to analyze policies for their impact on health equity.
• Share examples of communities that have considered how to equitably enforce policies that are meant to decrease health disparities.
• Consider how data can inform your approach to assessing the impact of laws and policy.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps will host a one-hour interactive virtual discussion at 4pm ET, immediately following the webinar. We encourage you to participate in an engaging dialogue with peers across the country to share your experiences with policy change and enforcement of laws and policies that are designed to increase equity. Mark your calendars and plan to stay as long as you're able!