Over a 3-month, iterative process drawing on past strategic planning efforts, current IHN members, key constituent discussions, and staff participation, the IHN Board of Directors has identified six key areas for focus in FY2020-FY2021. As part of its effort to strengthen the safety net, the IHN will focus on building IHN’s internal infrastructure, deepening our work to coordinate access to care, scaling our infrastructure based in the criminal justice system, promoting stabilization in the community health workforce, accelerating health equity for underserved populations, and aligning health sector priorities in regional collective impact efforts.
The Accelerate Health Equity priority emphasizes action for underserved priority populations to close disparity gaps by race through the following areas:
- Zero racial disparity in infant mortality by 2033
- Community Sickle Cell Initiative
- #2039 Forward through Ferguson Touch Point