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Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health: A Conversation with the MCH Evidence Center

Decorative image of magnifying glassWhile the emphasis of our work has been researching effective strategies to advance the NPMs, we have known intrinsically – and have experienced through our work with Title V agencies in the states and jurisdictions – that no meaningful discussion of WHAT WORKS can happen without thinking of how our work contributes to addressing disparities and is conducted with awareness of the social settings that affect MCH populations.

There have been increasing requests from states and jurisdictions to the Evidence Center on how to address their issues regarding health equity, using evidence-based measures. This video series presents a conversational approach to what the Evidence Center found from the evidence base on how to address health equity, as well as examples of what Title V agencies have requested, and the assistance provided.

You can access the introductory videos and the learning modules below. In addition, you can access resources to support the modules:

Introduction A: Applying Our Conceptual Model to the Issue


Introduction B: How We Broadly Address Health Equity and SDOH


Module 1: Understanding the Issue


Module 2A: Responding with Examples of Evidence Specific to NPMs


Module 2B: Responding with Evidence Center Tools

Module 2C: Responding with Implementation Tools

Module 2D: What's Next and Evaluation

Resources: Access the Slides and Additional Materials

Presentation Slides: Download a PDF of the slides.

Additional Resources:

Start with our Conceptual Model.

See our Action Pages:

Access Specific NPM Topical Reports:

Results-Based Accountability Tools:

Learning Opportunities and Databases:

Additional Tools:


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.