January 10, 2023
The Community Health Corner
Community health uses science-based approaches for the greatest health benefit to the greatest number of people by addressing the social, economic and structural drivers that impact everyone’s health. The National Extension Framework for Health Equity and Well-being recommends using community development practices to ensure that every person has the opportunity to "attain his or her full health potential," and no one is "disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances." The following tools and resources can be used to improve health equity and well-being by working with communities to achieve the nation’s Healthy People 2030 objectives.
READ NOW: Using the State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS), a recent CDC report describes trends and characteristics of overdose deaths during July 2019–December 2021 among persons aged 10–19 years. The CDC has also published case studies to capture in-depth information from Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)-funded jurisdictions about current and emerging practices related to overdose prevention and response.
DISCOVER NOW: The Center for Law and Social Justice (CLASP) has released its 2022 Youth Data Portrait, which analyzes updated data related to Economic Justice, Healing and Well-being, and Safe Communities for youth and young adults.
USE NOW: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently released the issue brief Centering Equity in the Nation’s Public Health System: Considerations for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Its State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Public Health Partners. The RWJF brief lists five considerations that complement equity strategies that CDC raised in its Moving Forward assessment, earlier this year. A press release is also available.