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Public Health Group Extends Partnership for Healthcare Equity

The framework is designed to make access to healthcare more equitable

An association of public health leaders is continuing and expanding a partnership designed to make access to healthcare more equitable.

Last week, the CDC Foundation announced the creation of STRETCH 2.0, an initiative designed to provide “specialized technical assistance to state public health agencies and their communities to address the underlying policies, practices, resource allocations, power dynamics, relationships and mindsets that have allowed health inequities to persist,” according to a release. The CDC Foundation developed the program, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).

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