Advancing health equity: Case studies of health equity practice in California health departments

Across California, a growing number of health departments are going beyond a traditional public health emphasis on programs and services to uncover and combat the root causes of health inequities by focusing on social issues like education, housing and poverty.

To help demystify their work and encourage other California health departments to tackle the root causes of health inequities, BMSG developed case studies of four California health departments whose award-winning work on health equity was recognized by The California Endowment in 2014. We will also be developing four new case studies of the 2017 award-winners, forthcoming this fall.

Case studies

Shasta County Public Health: Health equity award winner for a small county practice [pdf]

Sonoma County Department of Health Services: Health equity award winner for a medium county practice [pdf]

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: Health equity award winner for a large county practice [pdf]

Alameda County Public Health Department: Grand prize winner for outstanding health equity practice [pdf]

View all case studies [pdf]

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