Health Equity and Cultural Humility

What is Health Equity? Research shows that the conditions needed for health are peace, shelter, education, food, income, and social justice. In short, health is created where people live, work, and play. Dunn County needs to address health disparities as part of a broad spectrum of public investments in housing, transportation, education, economic opportunity and criminal justice.

Local Health departments, such as the Dunn County Health Department (DCHD), participate in many activities that help those within the community understand what creates health and any inequalities that may exist already. Some activities that DCHD participate in are the Community Health Needs Assessment and planning, health education and promotion, and community engagement. 

  • Projects We’ve Worked on the Promote Health Equity: 

    • Reproductive Health Clinic - Offers Reproductive Health Services at an affordable cost to those within our community. 

    • Health Dunn Right - Health Dunn Right is our community health coalition. They have partnered with organizations such as WestCap, Mayo Clinic Health System, Community Foundation of Dunn County, Dunn County Historical Society, and many more to bring new health programs to our community! 

    • Badger Care, FoodShare, and Snap Sign Ups: We help individuals in our community with low income program sign ups. This removes barriers, such as technology or wifi, from individuals signing up for these services. 

  • Equity Resources: 

    • This "meeting in a box," Health and well-being for all: Accelerating learning about social determinants, provides interactive materials you can use to discuss the factors that affect health, and for conversations about how to take action through teamwork and cross-sector collaboration.

    • Office of Health Equity, WI DHS: We work to help address health disparities and promote a culture of inclusion where Wisconsinites from all racial and ethnic identities; ages; nationalities; social and economic status; sexual orientations; gender identities or expressions; geographic locations; religious, political and ideological perspectives; and physical and mental abilities are able to thrive and be engaged.