On August 24, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, (NGA Center), held a roundtable discussion on health equity.Th Broomfield in Colorado is a meeting place for nine states, including Colorado and Guam. Other states include North Carolina, North Dakota and Rhode Island.
Colorado Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera gave welcome remarks and shared about Colorado’s work to advance health equity through several initiatives, such as the Colorado Disability Funding Committee and the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs.
Hattaway Communications shared best practices on framing health equity messages and how to communicate them. The second roundtable session focused on disability equity, a critical component of health equity policies. Speakers from Johns Hopkins University Health Research Disability Center shared their lived experiences with disabilities and discussed the needs of states for disability data. A Colorado Office of Community Living speaker spoke on how equity is integrated into the state’s Medicaid disability programs.
Speakers from the Colorado Division…