Altarum supported the Office of Minority Health (OMH) on the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA), a national movement intended to mobilize a nationwide, comprehensive, community-driven, and sustained approach to combating health disparities.
The implementation of an initiative as complex and multilayered as the NPA required both substantive expertise in addressing health disparities and the ability to convene and bring to consensus multi-sectoral and multidisciplinary groups of stakeholders. Since 2010, OMH has relied on Altarum as a strategic partner in moving from a conceptual approach to a concrete and actionable implementation strategy that energizes, engages, and builds the capacity of stakeholders at the national, regional, state, and local levels.
Drawing on our knowledge and experience with the complexity and persistence of health disparities, Altarum worked with OMH to develop a strategically focused, cross-sector, nontraditional approach to eliminating health disparities, grounded in the Social Determinants of Health Framework. Altarum brought to this process an in-depth understanding that health disparities are a result of the interplay of complex social factors affecting health outcomes.
Altarum has offered OMH our expertise and our lessons learned based on our experience using these factors to devise strong public policy and action that promotes health equity. Additionally, Altarum has worked closely with OMH and key stakeholders to establish the Federal Interagency Health Equity Teams and 10 Regional Health Equity Councils.
Altarum provided both technical and substantive support to these 11 councils building the capacity of a wide range of stakeholders to address the multitude of factors affecting health equity.