The HEI can identify social, political, economic, and environmental conditions that are most strongly correlated with specific health outcomes.Connecticut Towns
Highlights conditions in neighborhoods and communities that lead to poorer health.
Encourages collaboration between local public health, community leaders, municipal colleagues, neighborhood residents, and community organizations to address health inequities.
Provides focus for policymakers' efforts and investments in prevention, which helps to improve conditions that promote good health.
The HEI looks at the correlation between social determinants and health outcomes.