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 (PLC) launched in January 2023. Thank you to everyone who made our first year a success! Our next meeting is on March 25, 2024 – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET. Click the first button below to register! Click the second button to sign up to Join the Community and connect with other public health practitioners, community organizers, health departments, and other partners to share, learn, and grow in the work to advance racial equity.


Featured Resources

NACDD Social Justice Framework
This framework, issued by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, aims to define principles and guidelines that address SDOH and promote health equity, bringing the public health field closer to achieving social justice. It serves as a response to the increased demand for a greater understanding of the role that societal constructs, such as racism and classism, play in creating and widening inequities and a desire to develop actionable frameworks to guide public health professionals in their work.

Public Health: Changing the Narrative
Between March and May 2023, the Big Cities Health Coalition polled key audiences in its 35 member jurisdictions. The goal was to better understand how individuals who are skeptical of public health interventions could be moved to better support the important role governmental public health departments and leaders play in their communities. This messaging guide contains key findings and recommendations, including how to talk about racial equity.

Beyond health disparities: confronting cultural racism
When cultural racism is this entrenched, how do we successfully do equity-focused and anti-racist work? In this recent blog post, Big Cities Health Coalition shares one strategy we can take, adopting an asset-based perspective. Read the post to learn more about this strategy, and how it can help us envision health, equity, justice and longevity and plot our way in the direction of eradicating cultural racism.



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.