This is the second installment of TFAH’s 4-part Web Forum series: Taking Action to Promote Health Equity—Using the Lessons from Cutting-Edge Practices to Improve Health and Well Being.

Public health organizations often are frustrated by the lack of specialized funding to promote equity. Categorical funding by disease may restrict the types of interventions needed to tackle the complex causes of health disparities. Please join us for this Dialogue4Health Web Forum which will feature place-based initiatives that are leveraging diverse funding, assets, and commitments of multiple sectors, while at the same time involving the community members in meaningful ways to advance health equity. Included in that session will be information on the successful Health Equity Zones in Rhode Island, which has managed the seemingly impossible task of converting categorical funding into community-driven equity work.

This event is recommended for anyone working in public health, advocacy, community-based systems, education, faith-based organizations, hospitals/health systems, insurers, local and state health officials, and housing.

Presenters

Ana Novais, MA

Executive Director

Rhode Island Department of Public Health

Providence, RI

Ana P. Novais, holds a master degree in Clinical Psychology, UCLN, Belgium, and is a graduate from the Northeastern Public Health Leadership Institute, University of Albany, NY and Leadership RI. Ana has worked in Public Health for over 30 years including 5 years in Africa (Cape Verde), 5 years in…

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Ruth Ann Norton

President & CEO

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI)

Washington, DC

Ruth Ann Norton serves as President & CEO of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), a national nonprofit founded in 1986 dedicated to the elimination of childhood lead poisoning and the creation of healthy, safe and energy efficient housing for America’s children. A dedicated advocate for healthy housing, she…

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Moderator

J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Trust for America’s Health

Washington, DC

J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE Dr. J. Nadine Gracia is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at TFAH, where she works in partnership with the president and CEO to develop and implement strategic policy priorities, and manages TFAH’s core business functions and internal operations. She has extensive leadership and…

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Presentation Slides

  • Taking Action to Promote Health Equity Series: Show Me the Money—Innovative Funding Approaches to Promote Health Equity

  • Gracia_Taking Action to Promote Health Equity Series: Show Me the Money—Innovative Funding Approaches to Promote Health Equity

Resources