Community Engaged Leadership to Advance Health Equity and Build Healthier Communities
AbstractHealth is a human right. Equity in health implies that ideally everyone should have a fair opportunity to attain their full health potential and, more pragmatically, that no one should be disadvantaged from achieving this potential. Addressing the multi-faceted health needs of ethnically and culturally diverse individuals in the United States is a complex issue that requires inventive strategies to reduce risk factors and buttress protective factors to promote greater well-being among individuals, families, and communities. With growing diversity concerning various ethnicities and nationalities; and with significant changes in the constellation of multiple of risk factors that can influence health outcomes, it is imperative that we delineate strategic efforts that encourage better access to primary care, focused community-based programs, multi-disciplinary clinical and translational research methodologies, and health policy advocacy initiatives that may improve individuals’ longevity and quality of life. View Full-Text
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Holden, K.; Akintobi, T.; Hopkins, J.; Belton, A.; McGregor, B.; Blanks, S.; Wrenn, G. Community Engaged Leadership to Advance Health Equity and Build Healthier Communities. Soc. Sci. 2016, 5, 2.
Holden K, Akintobi T, Hopkins J, Belton A, McGregor B, Blanks S, Wrenn G. Community Engaged Leadership to Advance Health Equity and Build Healthier Communities. Social Sciences. 2016; 5(1):2.Chicago/Turabian Style
Holden, Kisha; Akintobi, Tabia; Hopkins, Jammie; Belton, Allyson; McGregor, Brian; Blanks, Starla; Wrenn, Glenda. 2016. "Community Engaged Leadership to Advance Health Equity and Build Healthier Communities." Soc. Sci. 5, no. 1: 2.
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