SWACH Readies Equity Collaborative
We’re excited to move forward with plans to launch the SWACH Equity Collaborative. Fifteen organizational partners, including SWACH and Cascade Pacific Action Alliance (CPAA) have signed on to participate in the collaborative.
SWACH has identified health equity as a critical part of the region’s overall vision and work. Health equity means that all people have access to a healthy environment, community and relationship with service providers. SWACH will further equity work by supporting an Equity Collaborative, where partners will receive peer and expert support in completing an equity assessment and/or equity plan in 2019.
The Equity Collaborative will:
— Consist of 14 partner organizations and SWACH, which will complete an equity assessment and or plan in 2019.
— Provide an environment to learn about tools, resources and approaches to move toward health equity
— Empower participants to discuss barriers and share successes with other organizations embarking on equity assessments and plans
According to Sky Wilson, manager of equity initiatives at SWACH, the Equity Collaborative represents a bridge that connects us in the present to a future characterized by health equity.
Participants will receive additional info in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you have questions contact Sky Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org