President's Challenge 2016
Some conversations are hard to have! And some thoughts are hard to hold!
We all know that health disparities are pervasive. We all know that optimal health for all is a goal towards which we must all aspire. And we all know that the root determinants of inequalities in our society run deep and are not easily overcome.
This year, NACDD is joining forces with other national organizations in inviting the public health community to confront the challenges that this issue presents. Through policies and environmental changes that put health for all at the forefront of everything we do, what is needed is a concerted effort on all fronts. We at NACDD have made this a major strategic priority for the next few years, and the resources on this page provide you with a number of tools and ideas.
I invite you to engage your organizations and partners to also make health for all part of their priorities. But I also challenge you to go one step further—to go to Ground Zero and get to the more difficult, but necessary, thoughts and conversations. The ones that contemplate the role that our own individual attitudes and implicit assumptions play in fostering inequities.
NACDD will be eager to hear about your plans and activities, and to highlight your successes.
Namvar Zohoori, MD, MPH, PhD
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Please utilize the following resources to make health equity a reality in 2016 and every year.