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NPA Supporters

Many individuals and organizations have signed a pledge to support the successful
implementation of the NPA. Click here to search for a list of organizations by
region, state, A-Z, or conduct a general search.

Get Involved with Implementing the NPA: Sign a Pledge of Support!

The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) promotes approaches to end health disparities that
improve the conditions in which people are born, live, learn, play, work, worship and age, also known as the social
determinants of health
. Therefore, an important end for the collective work of all our partners and stakeholders is to
address the myriad issues that affect communities and populations that are disproportionately burdened by health
disparities. These issues include but are not limited to poor quality education, unemployment, environmental pollution,
high crime rates, and poor health care access. Given that these issues are influenced by several sectors and shaped by
complex systems, the NPA promotes responsive approaches to health disparities that are cross-sector, systems-oriented,
multi-level and community-driven. The NPA proposal for change requires action from the health and non-health sectors,
for-profit and non-profit organizations, academia, communities, advocates, leaders, technical and subject matter experts
and other stakeholders. Through the NPA platform, we strive to establish strategic and formalized interactions to develop,
identify, implement, evaluate, document, and share strategies for eliminating health disparities. We also aim to increase the
coordination between partners, leaders and stakeholders committed to action.

Who Can Get Involved in NPA Implementation?

  • Federal, State and Local government organizations
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Community development organizations
  • Community-based organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Foundations
  • For-profit organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Youth organizations
  • Advocacy groups
  • Technical and subject matter experts in all domains of the social determinants of health
  • Highly motivated community members
  • Organizations with expertise in a social determinant of health domain (refer to SDOH chart to learn more)

How Can I Get Involved with the NPA?

To get involved with the NPA and be part of the network, take this online pledge of support. An organization, advocacy group, foundation or academic institution that pledges support can:

  • Integrate equity considerations into its activities.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to promote health equity through its core functions
  • Develop partnerships to support an organizational mission or goal to eliminate health disparities.
  • Develop, implement, evaluate and share strategies for eliminating health disparities.
  • Contribute knowledge and expertise on the elimination of health disparities.
  • Support existing NPA stakeholders and partners such as the Regional Health Equity Councils.
  • Develop cross-sector partnerships to support its efforts to create well-being and health.
  • Share strategies for eliminating health disparities that work at the community level.
  • Provide peer mentorship on promoting health equity to other community stakeholders.
  • Connect with a Regional Health Equity Council as a stakeholder or partner.
  • Start a local initiative to promote the NPA approach to well-being and health.

A technical or subject matter expert that pledges support can:

  • Volunteer expertise to support the activities of the Regional Health Equity Councils, the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team, and NPA stakeholders and partners. Areas of expertise can include: youth leadership, health equity, health disparities, community development, economic development, data analysis, environmental health, research, public policy, health policy, housing, education, justice/law, economic analysis, community planning, labor, health care, technology, business development, expertise working with a specific population, etc.

A community member that pledges support can:

  • Initiate activities within their community to promote health equity. Examples include organizing the community to address well-being and health, or starting a youth leadership program.

To learn more about how you can support the implementation of the NPA, please email us at npainfo@minorityhealth.hhs.gov.

What are the benefits of contributing to the NPA?

  • Engage other experts to identify and implement strategies to promote health equity through your work.
  • Share your successes, challenges and solutions with a national audience of practitioners.
  • Contribute meaningfully and tangibly to the elimination of health disparities.
  • Broaden your health equity network.
  • Align your organization’s health equity strategies with other organizations’ strategies and a national strategy for addressing health equity.
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