Health Equity Zones

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Health equity zone initiative


Deb Golding

Newport Health Equity Zone (HEZ)


This collaboration is built on the racial-justice analysis of the Racial Equity Institute; by acknowledging how power and racism operate within our organizations and neighborhoods, we have intentionally built an inclusive collaborative infrastructure.

What we do

  • Convene stakeholders together for resident-led community problem solving .
  • Assess community needs and project effectiveness through innovative and ongoing evaluation and assessment.
  • Build Capacity by providing opportunities that build resident and partner capacity to address health disparities in inclusive ways.
  • Advocate for policy and practices that will improve health equity in the neighborhoods.

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