The National Academies report Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity<https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24624/communities-in-action-pathways-to-health-…> concluded that health equity is crucial and health inequity is costly. Communities across the country are deploying action strategies to reduce health inequities. However, it can be challenging to effectively communicate and message the value of health equity and ongoing efforts to diverse stakeholders. Voices for Healthy Kids<https://voicesforhealthykids.org/>, a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association, developed a messaging guide that provides custom-built messages and insights for policy advocates to further the advancement of health equity. This guide provides an overview of shared values and the need to harness these values in mobilizing decision makers to take action.
Link to webinar https://nam.edu/event/messaging-to-advance-health-equity-in-public-policy-a…
For this webinar, experts provided research-based tips and techniques for advancing health equity in public policy. A case study illustrated how value-based messaging has proven effective in creating common ground while unifying communities and decision makers to create needed change.
* Highlight successful strategies for messaging and communicating health equity in public policy.
* Provide an example of a successful communications campaign that effectively utilized evidence-based strategies to engage key stakeholders to advance health equity in public policy.
* Identify current research gaps around effective messaging and communication for health equity.
Deadline for submissions extended to June 21, 2019.
This December, our TRB subcommittee on Health and Transportation is
partnering with several others to bring to you a two-day Conference on
Health and Active Transportation (CHAT), Joining Forces and Moving
Forward. As the title implies, the conference will be forward looking
while building from our current relationships, research and practices.
To help fuel the conference outcomes and chart a course for the future,
we are looking for posters around a long list of themes. They are listed
in the Call for Abstracts, which is attached along with the information
on how to submit. On behalf of the CHAT planning committee we look
forward to your contribution to what we hope will be a landmark event.
Feel free to pass this along to those who you think would be interested.
Ed Christopher, Co Chair TRB Subcommittee on Health and Transportation