Health Equity Works continues to partner on an individual basis with various groups to provide research, assessments, and reporting/storytelling to engage communities to drive policy change for equity. These groups include school districts, cities, task forces, and non-profit organizations.
Beginning in 2017, we partnered with Grace Hill Settlement House and members of the College Hill neighborhood in the City of St. Louis to launch a community-based participatory research project to address the issue of vacant and abandoned properties as well as strategies for community health and improvement. Work to develop a community park is now underway in the College Hill neighborhood.
In 2017 and 2018 our team provided separate research and data reports on health equity and opportunity demographics at the request of the University City and Kirkwood school districts in suburban St. Louis to guide their school boards and administrations in policy decisions.
Health Equity Works remains a partner with groups working to improve child well-being in St. Louis. We are a Lead Partner with Ready By 21 St. Louis and an active participant with the St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council regarding policy and action areas to improve the health and well-being of children.
Health Equity Works staff members frequently present to community groups, nonprofits, schools, corporations, and other groups to build awareness of health disparities, health equity, housing and health, and the social determinants of health. For more information contact Aviva Needle.