Developing Shared Guiding Principles for Equity and Justice




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CA4Health's "Guiding Principles for Health Equity and Justice" identifies the following principles: People power; A right to health for all; Acknowledging systems and history of inequity; Leveraging privilege for impact; Centering community voices and community narratives; Intersectional movement building; Moving to action; and, Inclusion and accessibility.

8 guiding principles for equity, identified by CA4Health members

PHI’s CA4Health is a community of practice made up of people and organizations working to advance chronic disease prevention and health equity in California. Building off of previous networking and movement building initiatives (i.e., Community Transformation Grant, CA Convergence, and Partnership for a Healthy California), CA4Health provides backbone support for stakeholders to connect, leverage, advocate and learn together—with a focus on increasing collaboration, fostering non-traditional partnerships, and tackling tough challenges to create impactful, lasting change.

As part of their approach, CA4Health explores how their program office and members can collectively embody our commitment to health equity. Following the PolicyLink Equity Summit in April 2018, members of the CA4Health delegation collaborated to craft a set of intentions related to equity that will keep the energy and lessons alive for our network. The first outcome from these discussions is CA4Health’s “Guiding Principles for Health Equity and Justice.”

The Principles include:

  • People power
  • A right to health for all
  • Acknowledging systems and history of inequity
  • Leveraging privilege for impact
  • Centering community voices and community narratives
  • Intersectional movement building
  • Moving to action
  • Inclusion and accessibility.

See the Principles.

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