Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Health Equity Initiative (HEI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building community, capacity and communication resources for health equity. At the crossroads between a non-profit public health management consulting agency, and a research- an... Read more
Health Equity Initiative (HEI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building community, capacity and communication resources for health equity. At the crossroads between a non-profit public health management consulting agency, and a research- and programs-driven organization, Health Equity Initiative seeks to help advance health equity through partnership, community engagement, and evidence-based solutions.
We seek to advance health equity via three key strategies:
Helping other organizations succeed both in the U.S. and globally by:
Providing counseling, technical assistance, training, capacity building, program evaluation, and communication resources that address their needs and build upon existing capacities
Establishing a road map for health equity by researching and/or examining:
Social and political factors and intermediate steps (also called determinants of behavior) leading to community and social behaviors that may contribute to health equity
Organizational capacities and training needs in a variety of settings both in the U.S. and abroad
Models for community participation for policy development and implementation
Engaging and mobilizing communities in the U.S. to:
Help them define community-specific priorities and progress indicators
Encourage the development of "communities of practice," including community members as well as professionals from the public health, medical, private, nonprofit and policy sectors to share resources and information; foster regular interaction; and effectively build a large and action oriented community around the issue
We implement these strategies on a wide range of disease areas and health issues.