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Reaching for health equity
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    The infographic shows two men reaching for an apple representing the best health possible. One man is tall and needs no help reaching the best health possible apple and the other man is short and is standing on ten boxes that are helping him reach the best health possible apple. The boxes are labeled with programs and strategies that help advance health equity by helping people reach the best health possible.

    Case management and home visits by community health workers decreased asthma-related hospitalizations and Black and Hispanic children.

    Expanded vaccination recommendations eliminated some disparities in Hepatitis A disease in racial and ethnic minority groups.

    Curriculum for living well with a disability improved quality of life in people living with disabilities.

    Future Strategies and ongoing efforts

    Personalized counseling reduced HIV risk behaviors in men who have sex with men.

    Tribally driven efforts to reclaim traditional food systems increased dialogue about health in American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

    Client and provider reminders and patient navigators increased colorectal cancer screening rates in low income populations and Alaska Natives.

    Programs and policies supporting better neighborhood conditions reduced violence in high risk communities.

    Lay health advisors reduced HIV risk behaviors in Hispanic and Latino men.

    Learn more about these programs at: http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/strategies2016/


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