Health in All Policies Task Force: Equity in Government Practices Action Plan
Source: Health in All Policies Task Force
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Behavioral Health Leaders, Family Members, Immigrant and Migrant Populations, LGBTQIA+ People, Peers, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Veterans, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience
All Californians should have the opportunity to live a long, healthy life, regardless of their income, education, or race. Nevertheless, stark inequalities persist in California, with the largest health burdens and barriers facing people of color and low-income communities. These differences lead to health inequities, which are differences in health that are unjust, unfair, and preventable. Government has the ability to implement policy change at all levels and across multiple sectors to drive large systemic change. This action plan is a step toward implementing those changes in order to increase health and promote equity across California. Many members of the Health in All Policies (HiAP) Task Force have identified their involvement with the Task Force as essential for their work to advance equity. This Action Plan reflects the Task Force’s long-standing commitment to equity and was formed in direct response to requests from Task Force members for additional equity resources, capacity building, partnerships, and institutional support to advance their work collaboratively. This Action Plan seeks to advance social, health, and racial equity by following a three-part strategy of normalizing conversations about equity, organizing government to achieve equity, and operationalizing practices and policies to promote equity. This will be accomplished through collaboration between multiple agencies and departments that are spearheading this approach, vetting and disseminating resources and tools, and providing training and technical assistance to participating departments.