Health Equity


Achieving Health Equity: ASTHO Reports and Case Studies

  • ASTHO provides information and resources to state health officials on health equity and health disparities issues, including resources on the economic case for health equity, health equity case studies, maternal and infant disparities, and state stories.

  • Health Equity Case Studies

    Based on interviews with directors of minority health, health disparities offices, state public health officials, community leaders, and local health officials these case studies describe health equity strategies in Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia.

  • Maternal and Infant Disparities Issue Brief

    This issue brief explores the importance of maternal and infant health disparities by delving into topics such as racial and ethnic disparities, economic impact, infant mortality, maternal disparities, and prenatal care as well as highlights different programs states have implemented to address these issues.

  • Making the Economic Case for Health Equity

    Health equity is a social and economic issue. This ASTHO-produced webinar, issue brief, and slide deck explores the economic benefits of achieving health equity in the business sector with a focus on racial/ethnic minorities and socioeconomic status.


    Issue brief

  • Tribal Health

    Materials from ASTHO’s work with tribal leaders. Includes primers on tribal and state public health.

    This primer on state public health for tribal leaders explores the history of health-related federal laws for state health agencies, the state health governance system, the role of the tribal health leader in establishing partnerships with state health agencies, and tips on how to create successful partnerships between state health agencies and tribes and tribal organizations.

    This primer on tribal health explores the history of health-related federal laws for tribal nations, the role of the state health official in establishing partnerships with tribal nations, and tips on how to work successfully with tribes and tribal organizations.