Highlights the importance of advocacy as both a strategy and practice within public health, and describes the different ways advocacy can contribute to addressing the social determinants of health and improving health equity.
Describes how public health works at three levels- downstream, midstream, and upstream – to improve everyone’s chance for good health.
Explores how the language public health practioners and organizations use to describe populations influences how we frame problems and solutions, make decisions, and implement acitivities that seek to reduce inequities between groups.
Offers public health organizations a framework for reflection and action.
Explores the approaches public health organizations use to close the gap between the most and least healthy and reduce disparities all along the socio-economic status gradient.
Describes the concepts of health equity and inequity and how they apply to public health practices.