Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Health Equity Tool launches, and letter to Secretary Sebelius

Prevention Institute http://www.preventioninstitute.org is pleased to announce the launch of the Health Equity & Prevention Primer http://www.preventioninstitute.org/tools/focus-area-tools/health-equity-toolkit.html which is full of effective tools for community-based prevention.

With the recent passage of health reform (HR 4872), our nation has made anhistoric investment in prevention and wellness to support coordinatedefforts to achieve equitable health and safety outcomes. This investment comes on the heels of ARRA funds to support Communities Putting Prevention to Work. As groups across the country galvanize efforts to improve health, *Prevention Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Health Equity and Prevention Primer HEPP: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=Xfdzv1MoMnc%2BB3oABdYuxJkfLwMH9tgX

The primer packages a number of our effective tools for community-based prevention--like the *Two Steps to Prevention* framework, *The Spectrum of Prevention* and *Collaboration Multiplier*--along with researchand case examples from across the country, into an easy-to-access, online training format. Informed by national leaders in health equity, public health department staff and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,the Primer provides a rich array of resources to support learning,exploration and implementation. Continuing education credits are available for each hour of self-directed training.

PI and Policy Link recommend next steps to Sebelius

Prevention Institute and Policy sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sebelius with our joint recommendations for allocating funding under health reform's Prevention and Public Health Fund.

Read the letter and recommendations

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