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.