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Public Policy and the Equity Agenda

January 2014

Elizabeth Myung Sook Krause, Vice President, Policy and Communications, Connecticut Health Foundation
Chris Armijo, Program Officer, The Colorado Trust

While a number of leading organizations have called for health in all policies, imagine if the field went a step further to call for health equity in all policies.

In 2013 both the Connecticut Health Foundation and The Colorado Trust announced that health equity would become central to their respective state-focused strategic plans. Both foundations acknowledged the essentiality of policy to the change they envision. Thus, both decided to direct resources toward bolstering local health equity advocacy and policy leadership, albeit through different approaches.

PDF Format Views from the Field: 1-20-14 (CT Health and CO Trust)