Health Equity Zones (HEZ) Initiative
To eliminate health disparities using place-based strategies to promote healthy communities.
What we do
Use place-based strategies to promote healthy communities.
Collaborate with 10 Health Equity Zones throughout Rhode Island to implement work plans over a three or four year period that began in 2015.
Support innovative approaches to prevent chronic diseases, improve birth outcomes, and improve the social and environmental conditions of neighborhoods across the state.
Oversaw the community needs assessments and the development of work plans.
Engage the community to reach the identified public health goals.