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Equity in Action: Operationalizing Processes in State Governance

2019 | The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics

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.

Read the article in JLME.


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.