Addressing health disparities by promoting a better understanding of community assets, health conditions, and health status within Pima County.
Community members and stakeholders developed a clear vision for health equity in our community. Pima County will achieve and sustain a culture of inclusion, equity, and accessibility towards health and wellness.
Our Healthy Pima Health Equity Action Team addresses health disparities by
promoting a better understanding of community assets, health conditions, and health
status within Pima County.
We believe the matters that impact individuals are not their differences. It is their
exclusion from full participation in the economic, political, social, and cultural aspects
of day-to-day life. To confront the issue and practices that exclude, we practice and
promote the use of an "Inclusion, Equity & Access Model" for healthy communities.
Health Equity Action will function best with strong partnerships from multiple sectors at the statewide and local level.
By 2017, the Health Equity team will increase accessibility to community assets and health disparities data in Pima County and facilitate inclusion on community asset and health disparities data in surveillance, priority setting, and action planning in Pima County.
Actionable objectives include: (1) create new curriculum that connects health
promotion programs with social services, and target groups including Community
Health Workers and Labor Unions and (2) development and implementation of Social
Determinants of Health (SDOH) Screening Tools related to housing, food,
transportation, justice, domestic-interpersonal violence, and employment and