NNPHI and its members are engaged in a number of health equity* initiatives, including:
- Toolkit for Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE): NNPHI, in partnership with the Prevention Institute, has a cooperative agreement with the Office of Minority Health to update and promote the THRIVE tool. NNPHI will engage its members in this initative as pilot implementation sites to adopt and implement the THRIVE approach in existing community based project. NNPHI has currently chosen the Illinois Public Health Institute, the Louisiana Public Health Institute, and Health Resources in Action as the first cycle of pilot sites.
- Together on Diabetes: NNPHI, with funding from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, works with Foundation staff and Together on Diabetes grantees to host their annual grantee summit and support their online Learning Collaborative meetings that the Foundation hosts. Together on Diabetes and NNPHI will work together to drive learnings across NNPHI's 38 member health institutes and the Public Health Leadership Society. The 2013 Together on Diabetes Grantee Summit took place in Atlanta, GA on February 25th-27th. For more information, including presentations and video from the 2013 and 2012 Together on Diabetes Grantee Summits, please visit the Together on Diabetes website.
* According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential” and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.” Health inequities are reflected in differences in length of life; quality of life; rates of disease, disability, and death; severity of disease; and access to treatment.