To support community efforts in the goal of ending health disparities and promoting health equity, the Office of Minority Health has released the new NPA Toolkit for Community Action. Through this toolkit, community members will have the information and resources they need to help engage fellow citizens and local media as they spread the word about health disparities and educate others about the impact disparities have in the lives of individuals and the greater impact on society.
This toolkit has been developed to help individuals, organizations and policy makers:
• Raise awareness about health disparities – it includes descriptions of health disparities and their causes.
• Engage others in conversations about the problem and solutions – it provides tools to guide efforts to promote programs and policies for change.
• Take action for change – it provides information and tools to help individuals and organizations address health in their communities.