Collaborative for Anti-Racism & Equity (CARE)

This Collaborative started as a group of partners all working to understand and support the movement to address racism as a public health crisis. Over the past year, it has evolved and expanded, connecting partners who are advancing health and racial equity through research, communication, policy, advocacy, and the development of resources and frameworks. This is a space for anyone engaging in health equity, racial equity, and anti-racism work to access essential resources to inform your work, whether you are just starting out or are further along in your journey.

Share Your Voice: Join the Peer Learning Community

The  Anti-Racism in Public Health Peer Learning Community launched in January 2023. Be a part of the community and connect with other public health practitioners, community organizers, health departments, and other partners to share, learn, and grow in the work around declarations of racism as a public health crisis. Register at the link to be informed about future meeting dates.  The next meeting is July 24, 2023.

Featured Resources

Overview of State and Local Equity Offices
This resource from the Network for Public Health Law details examples of city and county equity offices in twelve states, including their structure, duties, and responsibilities. These offices vary in structure and scope but provide the infrastructure necessary to advance anti-racism and equity in practice. Readers can also share examples of offices in other jurisdictions via a linked form.

CEO Action for Racial Equity Video: Social Determinants of Health
Learn about how differences across the social determinants of health (SDOH) – or the factors that shape our living and work environments – can shape how we survive and thrive. These differences can lead to worse health outcomes for historically marginalized communities, especially Black Americans, but we have opportunities to address these outcomes through clear and targeted policies rooted in equity.

2023 County Health Rankings National Findings Report
This year’s report focuses on the connection between civic health and thriving people and places. Civic health includes two elements – civic infrastructure and civic participation. It starts in our local communities and is the cornerstone of our democracy, representing promise, opportunity, belonging and shared responsibility. Civic infrastructure varies in regions of the US that have faced longstanding discrimination and disinvestment.

Suggest Resources to Share

The Collaborative wants to uplift examples of work being done to advance health and racial equity. Let us know about laws, policies, best practices, or research to highlight.

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Collaborative Partners

Learn more about each of the Collaborative’s Core Partners and find key resources developed by each partner to advance health equity, racial equity, and anti-racism action.

Connect with Us

Connect with the collaborative by submitting a question, sharing an idea, suggesting a law, policy, or best practice, or by joining the learning community.