Meeting the Health Equity Imperative

James, N., and K. Spear. Meeting the Health Equity Imperative.

Mayors and city staff make decisions everyday that influence public health and have the potential to increase or decrease health disparities in their community. But municipal staff are not often trained in or asked to systematically consider health implications of their work. This is beginning to change. Inclusion of health equity in decision making can be beneficial to local economies, create lasting and sustainable partnerships, and offer new opportunities for funding – all while helping local leaders better serve their communities and deliver on their commitments to equity and sustainability.