GHPC has been working with a county government interested in improving health equity through a HiAP approach. As the county works to develop structures and processes to work collectively to consider health equity effects of their policy portfolio, GHPC and county representatives began a pilot in a community identified through data to have some of the worst health inequities.
Community residents and leaders identified their top health priorities as healthy food access, affordable housing, and air quality. GHPC researched policies shown to be effective in each of these priority policy areas. GHPC, the county, and the community then collaborated to identify the top three policies under each priority that were politically feasible and important to the community. This work is ongoing.