Partnerships to Develop Resources for Healthy Communities

A new emphasis on prevention and community health partnerships brings an opportunity to improve the health of challenged neighborhoods, writes Prevention Institute Managing Director Leslie Mikkelsen, MPH, RD, in her March 2, 2015 blog post for Equity of Care.

Mikkelson describes conditions of high stress and poor nutrition in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in East Oakland, California, and expresses hope that a commitment to community partnerships espoused in The American Hospital Association’s Toolkit for Redefining the H will focus resources to support healthier lifestyles and overcome inequalities in healthcare for impacted communities.

Read Mikkelson’s blog at Equity of Care’s website here.

Learn more about the Toolkit for Redefining the H on the AHA’s website here.