Collaborative for Anti-Racism and 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 come together 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 April 24, 2023.

Featured Resources

Women’s History Month

Birth Equity Policy Platform
This state-level policy platform for maternal and infant health equity from the Elephant Circle includes multiple policies that may be enacted in varying sequences as well as an approach for how to sequence policy changes over time. The policies included aim to structurally address inequities so that perinatal care is more effective and equitable.

Social and Structural Determinants of Health Inequities in Maternal Health
In this article from a 2021 special issue in the Journal of Women’s Health, the authors apply the reproductive justice framework and focus on the structural determinants of health and root causes of inequities to explain policy and practice solutions that can remediate and eliminate inequities in maternal health outcomes.

Critical Futures Podcast: Episode 1 – Reimagining Community Partnerships The Critical Futures podcast series from the Institute for Healing Justice & Equity features conversations are between organizations and their community partners to highlight how to deeply work with community in a way that shares power and that moves us all towards liberation. In this episode, the host and guests explore inequities in maternal health, the criminal legal system, education, and in pandemic-related outcomes in St. Louis.

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.