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What Title V Agencies are Doing to Advance Health Equity and Address Social Determinants of Health: A Summary

Decorative image of magnifying glassTitle V agencies are looking for innovative ways to address health equity and incorporate social determinants of health (SDOH) into their daily work. The MCH Evidence Center has reviewed state action plans, priorities, and measures to identify some ways that this work is being conducted. See a summary of our findings below and watch a video that explains what we've found.

Over 20 Title V agencies have selected health equity as a priority. Activities include:

Over 15 Title V agencies have selected SDOH as a priority. Activities include:


To approach from a different perspective, there are internal and external capacities that are being built at the state and local levels:

Internal Capacity Building:

External Capacity Building:

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.