The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alicia Best, PhD, MPH was appointed to the Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC). Best is an assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Health (CFH).
“The mission of the SHEC aligns with my life’s work – to improve the health and well-being of undeserved populations,” Best said.
The SHEC is one of 10 regional health equity councils in the United States formed as part of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA), which is the first national multi-sector community and partnership driven effort on behalf of health equity.
A voluntary association, the SHEC consists of 40 voting members from eight southeastern states. Together, these leaders from diverse backgrounds including healthcare providers, health care-focused organizations and other non-profit organizations and businesses reinforce the need for multi-sector linkages as a key strategy for ending health disparities in the U.S.