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The 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 (SDoH). 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 healthcare access.

Given that these issues are influenced by several sectors and shaped by complex systems, the NPA promotes cross-sector, systems-oriented, multi-level, and community-driven responsive approaches to health disparities.

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 be 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 SDoH
  • Highly motivated community members
  • Organizations with expertise in an SDoH (refer to SDoH chart to learn more)

Benefits of supporting the NPA

To get involved with the NPA and be part of the network, sign up for updates. An organization, advocacy group, foundation, or academic institution can:

  • 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 can volunteer expertise to support the activities of the RHECs, the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET), and NPA stakeholders and partners. Areas of expertise needed 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

A community member who 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 contact us at

Last Modified: 2/14/2018 9:45:00 AM