Center for Justice in Public Health

The Center for Justice in Public Health (CJPH) was launched in 2023 with the goal of ensuring social justice becomes a cornerstone of public health. CJPH works to raise awareness of health inequities by providing resources and tools, capacity building, training, technical assistance, and sharing opportunities to NACDD Members. The Center also works to advance policy and advocacy in support of equitable chronic disease prevention and control.

We are excited to offer support both within NACDD as well as to our partners and constituents surrounding:

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  • Working to embed equity
  • Building alliances to ensure equity in innovation
  • Pushing upstream while fostering truth
  • Reconciliation and transformation
  • Institutionalizing equity
  • Creating structures to promote collaboration and accountability efforts

Advancing health equity is an overarching NACDD goal grounded in the NACDD core value of social justice. Social and economic factors in the places where people live, learn, work, and play impact their health and can promote health disparities. Chronic disease prevention and health promotion practitioners are working through NACDD’s Health Equity Council to address the root causes of health disparity and to create opportunities for applying health equity principles to improve public health practice.

The NACDD Health Equity Council focuses on educating state chronic disease and health promotion practitioners about the impact of the social determinants of health on population health outcomes and on identifying gap issues for the purpose of providing training, resources, tools, and technical assistance. The Council supports State Health Department programs in incorporating the goals of the National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity into programs, policies, and projects.

Together, we can break down the wall of health disparities with purposeful actions.

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Converse With Us

Join us for discussion in NACDD’s Engage Community as well as at our monthly Health Equity Council meetings. The Health Equity Council is a Member-driven council. Contact Dr. Pascale D. Edouard for more information.

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To sign up to receive the Center for Justice in Public Health newsletter, update your NACDD email preferences on your Member Profile by selecting “Health Equity.” Check out this Quick Start Guide to guide you through the process.

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