Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity – New Report and Public Briefing Jan. 11


A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines the state of health disparities in the U.S. by factors such as race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability status, and explores the underlying conditions and root causes contributing to health inequity.  The report highlights nine examples of community-based solutions in areas across the U.S. that address health inequities and identifies the major elements of effective solutions and their key levers, policies, stakeholders, and other elements needed to be successful. 



Members of the committee that conducted the study and wrote the report will present their findings and recommendations at a public briefing beginning at 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Room 120 of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington D.C. Those who cannot attend may view a live webcast of the event here


Advance copies of Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EST Tuesday, Jan. 10.  The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 11.  To obtain a copy of the report or attend the briefing, reporters should contact the Academies' Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or email