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Building Public Health
Capacity to Advance Equity: A National Environmental Scan of Tribal,
State, and Local Governmental Public Health

National Collaborative for Health Equity


An environmental scan exploring governmental public health’s role in advancing health equity with racial equity as a major priority and community engagement as a central strategy. The project team consisted of ten partner organizations collaborating to examine the federal landscape and the capacity of local, state, and Tribal health agencies to play a lead role in promoting equity. Through literature
reviews, key informant interviews and focus groups with health officials, public health experts and community leaders across the country, a variety of opportunities for governmental public health to advance equity were identified.

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