2016 Top Health Issues in Iowa, September 1, 2016

(2016) 2016 Top Health Issues in Iowa, September 1, 2016. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Health Equity is the principle that all people deserve the opportunity to achieve their optimal health. It involves the reduction of health disparities within population groups such as people with disabilities, minorities, or rural/urban populations. Achieving health equity also requires addressing the various Social Determinants of Health, including economic stability, education, health services access, neighborhood and the built environment, & the social & community context (e.g., community awareness of health issues/health literacy). Life Course approaches address health throughout the various stages of life including maternal, infant & child health, early & middle childhood, adolescence, early & middle adulthood, & older adulthood. Health System Improvement & Evidence-Based Decision Making as described by Iowans during the assessment process include care coordination, partnerships, patient engagement, accreditation, care transitions, workforce development (recruitment, training, retention, succession), & the use of data, information technology, & best practices.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: IDPH, local environmental health professionals, hospitals, emergency medical service programs, local health care providers
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Diseases > Communicable diseases
Health and medicine > Public health > Epidemiology
ID Code: 33168
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2020 18:37
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 18:37
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/33168