CDC Reports on Effective Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities
CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity is excited to share with you the recently published MMWR Supplement Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities — Selected CDC-Sponsored Interventions, United States, 2016. The purpose of the supplement is to evaluate and report on interventions and strategies that reduce health disparities. Reducing disparities is a major goal of public health and this report demonstrates that we can make progress in overcoming health disparities through meaningful community and local health authority involvement. Programs designed to build health equity are a smart investment for improving health outcomes.
The supplement contains eight articles that highlight effective and promising strategies to eliminate health disparities, including:
- A report on the Traditional Foods Project,
- A description of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Community Asthma Initiative,
- A report on evidence-based interventions to improve levels of screening for colorectal cancer,
- A report documenting the reduction of disparities in hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection,
- Two reports outlining HIV prevention interventions,
- A report describing three community-level interventions linked to reductions in youth violence, and
- An evaluation of the Living Well with a Disability program.