CDC’s Newly Released Health Equity Guide Features Buffalo, NY

A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies to Preventing Chronic Disease (the Health Equity Guide formerly known as the Health Equity Playbook) was released in December. The Health Equity Guide, developed by Prevention Institute in partnership with the CDC, provides tips and concrete strategies to ensure that initiatives achieve good health for all. It also includes dozens of case studies that showcase the great work being done by local health departments and coalitions—including work in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Samina Raja’s work with the Massachusetts Avenue Project is highlighted in a piece titled Using Planning and Zoning to Create Access to Healthy and Affordable Food.

Click here to learn more about the publication and download the full guide. We hope you will share it with your colleagues, networks and partners and that it will spur further discussion and action to advance health equity.