Equity in Action: Operationalizing Processes in State Governance
Equity may be a goal, but creating meaningful equity practices can be a challenge—especially in governmental settings. "Equity in Action: Operationalizing Processes in State Governance," just published the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, showcases efforts to embed an equity lens in legislated and non-legislated policies and practices in three states.
Karen Ben-Moshe, from PHI's Health in All Policies team, along with authors from Colorado, and Minnesota, provide state-specific examples of how equity has been advanced and operationalized in state-level governance. The article features a case study on the California HiAP Task Force's partnership with CalTrans to embed health and equity into transportation system planning.
Health in All Policies (HiAP) takes a collaborative approach to improving population health by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas. The Health in All Policies Task Force is a collaborative project between the Public Health Institute, the California Department of Public Health, and the California Strategic Growth Council.