Creating a Business Case for Health Equity

Hesitancy around incorporating health equity into an organization can happen due to not knowing where or how to start. This page provides guidance on how to incorporate health equity into your organization’s strategic planning, as well as how to leverage your community needs assessment in developing a health equity strategy.

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Community Health Needs Assessment — Community Commons

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Rural Health Equity Toolkit — Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
Kansas Health Information Network
Kansas Health Institute
Kansas Health Matters
Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
Kansas Hospital Association
Kansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative
Kansas Primary Care and Rural Health

A program of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment


inequities in the quality of health, health care, and health outcomes experienced by groups based on social, racial, ethnic, economic, and environmental characteristics

the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health

an individual’s unmet, adverse social conditions (e.g., housing instability, homelessness, nutrition insecurity) that contribute to poor health and are a result of underlying social drivers of health (SDOH)

also known as “social determinants of health,” the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age that are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources and impacted by factors such as institutional bias, discrimination, racism, and more

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