The Colorado Office of Health Equity developed this handout to spark ideas for program evaluators and/or project managers with interest in measuring equity efforts. It focuses on performance measures to ascertain if day-to-day operations are on track to advancing equity. Sections include staff capacity building, organizational culture, local voice (community engagement), connecting through communications, and contracts and procurement.
The Colorado Office of Health Equity developed this handout to spark ideas for program evaluators and/or project managers with interest in measuring equity efforts. This is a general overview on creating measures to advance equity and is more relevant to designing program evaluation questions and tracking population-level outcomes over time.
Goal #5 (Develop and maintain internal and external partnerships to build individual and organizational capacity to engage in equity-focused work) includes incentives as awards/recognition for both staff members and external partners.
The Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities "Closing the Gap" grant program, section 381.7356, Florida Statutes, was signed into law on June 8, 2000. These grants are utilized to stimulate the development of community and neighborhood-based organizations to improve health outcomes of racial and ethnic populations and promote disease prevention activities.
The Nebraska Legislature appropriates funds to implement minority health initiatives (MHI) in counties with minority populations greater than five percent in the first and third Congressional Districts as determined by the most recent federal decennial census (Nebraska State Statute 71‐1628.07). The statute directs funding be used to address, but not be limited to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, asthma and infant mortality.
The New Hampshire Health Profession Opportunity Project (HPOP) is a five year initiative led by the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Health Equity (OHE). We are very excited to be leading this effort to increase workforce training opportunities for low-income individuals who desire training in healthcare occupations.
The Commonwealth of Virginia offers several incentive programs to attract primary health professionals to Virginia’s underserved areas. The summary of incentive programs lists scholarship programs, loan repayment programs, and waivers for health professionals who meet specific conditions.
The Minority Health Grant Program is targeted to racial/ethnic minority community-based organizations and tribes in Wisconsin. The purpose of the community grants is to support the work of organizations serving communities of color, especially those organizations that are located in areas where health disparities are high.