Welcome to the the National Action Agenda to Advance Upstream Social Determinants and Health Equity
Stewards of Change Institute, the Stanford University Center for Population Health Sciences and additional organizational collaborators across the country are creating a National Action Agenda to Advance Upstream Social Determinants and Health Equity. The initiative’s intent is to instigate and implement tangible, systems-level change across Health, Human Services, Education, Public Health, Public Safety and other domains. The need for doing so is vividly illustrated by the racial and socioeconomic disparities being laid bare in our country today.
The Equity Action Agenda encompasses a coordinated set of ambitious activities throughout this year and beyond, all of which are designed to significantly accelerate progress through cross-sector data-sharing, interoperability and collaboration. We strongly believe that doing so will:
- Enable a more-effective response to health crises such as Covid-19;
- Broadly, systemically advance holistic, person-centered care; and
- Significantly contribute to furthering health equity and social justice.
* Important: Six workgroup teams are helping to shape the National Action Agenda, each focusing on a different Social Determinant: Community & Social Context, Economic Mobility, Education, Health Care & Behavioral Health System, Legal, and Neighborhood & Physical Environment. Each team has its individual workplace on the NAA Group page, which you can get to by clicking the greyed-out team name in the navigation bar. Each workspace is where that team’s members can share and view resources, post questions, work collaboratively, and catch up on the latest news and meeting information as it pertains to their topic area.