PRIME Practice Model


Is your organization interested in addressing health equity? The PRIME companion documents may be beneficial to your state or local health department!

The following pages document the strategies and tools used in the PRIME initiatve. We hope that they support your capacity to promote the understanding of the root causes of health inequities and methods for changing policy and practice at your own organization.

The PRIME project focuses on practitioners in the maternal child health arena, but we believe this guide will be a valuable resource for addressing racial/ethnic inequities related to other health outcomes as well.

PRIME Companion Documents
PRIME has documented their work, findings, and recommendations in these three companion documents.
1. Recommendations for State Public Health Departments (PDF) – This report highlights the context, rationale and model of PRIME, as well as lessons learned and recommendations that may be useful to others interested in implementing a similar program.
2. A Guide for Public Health Professionals (PDF, 16 MB) - This guide is designed as a resource for public health professionals who are interested in methods used to transform public health through equity education and action.
3. Program Outcomes: Perspectives on Changes in Organizational Policies and Practices (PDF) – This report describes changes in Michigan’s maternal and child health program policies and practice.

Using the Guide for Public Health Professionals

The following pages provide an online overview of the Guide for Public Health Professionals. It is not intended to provide a blue print for replicating the specific aspects of the PRIME efforts. It is designed to be an informational resource that you may find useful for enhancing your own organization's efforts to promote equity.

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For additional information, contact: Brenda Jegede,

The Guide for Public Health Professionals webpages were designed in collaboration with the Michigan Public Health Training Center.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is funded, in part, by grant number UB6HP20200 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce. The contents of these webpages are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HRSA.