Office of Health Equity Promotion

Columbus Public Health's mission to protect health and improve lives is driven by the root principles of promoting health equity. CPH strives to provide the deserving education, resources and healthcare to the city of Columbus regardless of any demographic.

Navigate through our web-pages to learn more about the programs and committees within the Office of Health Equity Promotion. Find out how you can become involved and utilize our free CPH resources to work towards a healthier Columbus. 

For more information, contact:

Jalisa Dawkins
Director, Office of Health Equity Promotion
Center for Public Health Innovation
[email protected]


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Neighborhood Health Ambassadors Initiative Grass roots advocates, community liaisons and trained community resources that are located in your neighborhood! Learn More

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Community Wellness Events Allow CPH to be a part of your next event! From clinical screenings to informative presentations, CPH offers a variety of ways to address public health topics in the community. Learn More


Health Equity Training The term "Public Health Advocacy" refers to educating, organizing, and mobilizing for systems change in population health. Public health advocates work to inform, create, and influence legislation and change the environment in order to create circumstances in which optimal health is possible. Trainings offered by The Office of Health Equity Promotion address a variety of recent and pertinent topics to better inform and train Public Health Advocates with a focus on embracing health and racial equity. Learn More

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Your Health Matters Attend one of our informative and interactive classes addressing four significant topics in the field of public health: prevention, nutrition, activity and mind. Learn More

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Diversity & Equity Committee This departmental committee is charged with guiding alignment of activities, fostering communication, and contributing tools and resources that advance CPH's promotion of health equity. Learn More


CPH Health Equity News Blasts These News Blasts are emails meant to educate staff and community on factors that contribute to health disparities, as well as highlight CPH programs and events that are working towards the advancement of health equity. Learn More