Our Work in Action

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
– Joel A. Barker

Partnership to Support the Integration of Health Equity in Policies and Programs across States, Territories, and Tribes

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health (OMH), and Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO): 01/2015 to 06/2015
CommonHealth ACTION is working with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to develop and facilitate a health equity strategic plan for the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CTDPD). 

To establish a common language and understanding —a foundational step for any collaborative effort— CommonHealth ACTION will first facilitate a one-day health equity workshop for the Connecticut Department of Public Health staff who will be engaged in the strategic planning process.  The equity workshop will provide participants with a common language and shared understanding around equity and the social determinants of health. Next, we will facilitate a strategic planning retreat where CTDPH staff will incorporate an equity lens into their work and refine the strategic priority focus areas outlined in their existing strategic plan in order to explicitly identify opportunities to advance health equity within the state.  Finally, CommonHealth ACTION will work with CTDPH and ASTHO to draft a comprehensive health equity strategic plan to guide future work.