Pillars of Health EquityFebruary 25, 2022
“Access, Data, Power, and Resources: A Roadmap to Health Equity” is a white paper co-authored by NHSA member, Social Current, and other members of the Vaccine Equity Cooperative. It provides recommendations based on lessons learned from the collaborating organizations’ shared experiences at the local, state, and federal levels in responding to COVID-19 and in addressing health disparities in communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated underlying inequities in the U.S. health care system, disproportionately affecting communities of color, and those inequities make it clear that the U.S. needs systemic investment in public and community health systems. With improved access to care, strong data systems, a shift in decision-making power, and access to resources, communities in the U.S. will be able to build a more equitable health care system.