North Carolina Health Equity Impact Assessment

Health is essential for everything we do.

Across measures of individual and community health there are persistent health gaps by race, ethnicity, income, and other key factors. Often these differences are preventable and can be perpetuated by inequitable policies, programs, and practices in public health (however unintentional), as well as the disparate social and economic conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and age. Eliminating health disparities in North Carolina will require intentional efforts to enhance the health and well-being of residents across multiple areas.

NC Child in partnership with the Division of Public Health Women’s Health Branch and the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities have partnered to develop a tool – the North Carolina Health Equity Impact Assessment – that enables decision makers to intentionally focus and align strategies to reduce health disparities.

Read more about the HEIA.

Watch a webinar on using the HEIA.

Review the HEIA Emerging Practice in the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs’ MCH Innovations Database.

HEIA Action Steps