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Highlighted Stories: BARHII Data Committee Releases Applying Social Determinants of Health Indicator Data for Advancing Health Equity: A guide for local health department epidemiologists and public health professionals.

26 May

The BARHII Data Committee has released a “how to” guide, entitled: Applying Social Determinants of Health Indicator Data for Advancing Health Equity: A guide for local health department epidemiologists and public health professionals.

Please download this new resource at: http://barhii.org/resources/sdoh-indicator-guide/

Many of the social and environmental factors associated with place-based health fall under the “living conditions” column of the BARHII Framework. The purpose of this step-by-step technical guide is to assist in the collection, analysis, and usage of priority “living conditions” data indicators by health departments and their community partners for local community assessments, program development, and policy advocacy with a health equity perspective.

Some highlights of the guide include: (1) a Bay Area regional social gradient analysis using concentrated poverty, educational attainment, cause of death and life expectancy data; (2) 15 step-by-step chapters which include information on how each of the SDOH indicators is associated with inequitable health outcomes, technical data steps for health equity analyses, and concrete examples of local public health strategies and interventions that use SDOH data to address health inequities through program and policy to create healthier communities; and (3) the committee’s original 72 priority indicators table with data sources as an appendix.

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