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.
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.
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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.
American Public Health Association
APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We are the only organization that combines a 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence policy to improve the public’s health.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
ASTHO is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the work of state and territorial public health officials and furthering the development and excellence of public health policy nationwide. In all our endeavors, we aim to promote the advancement of equity and optimal health for all.
- » Structural Racism Policy Statement
- » Legislative Prospectus: Health Equity
- » Addressing Equity Challenges Using a Health in All Policies Approach
- » Restorative Justice in Schools: An Upstream Approach for Addressing Inequities in the Risk of Incarceration
- » Cross-Agency Partnerships for Health Equity: Understanding Opportunities Across Medicaid and Public Health Agencies
Berkeley Media Studies Group
BMSG is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding advocates’ ability to improve the systems and structures that determine health. We are a project of the Public Health Institute. BMSG conducts research to learn how the media characterize health issues. Through media advocacy training and consultation, we help advocates harness lessons from that research and develop the skills they need to shape journalists’ coverage of health issues so that it illuminates the need for policies that improve the places where people live, learn, work and play.
- » Strengthening racial and health equity communications and organizational capacity in California
- » Trauma, resilience, and #BlackLivesMatter
- » From me to us: Taking racism from the individual to the structural
- » Six media advocacy lessons from a campaign for housing justice and health equity
- » Public health and media advocacy
CEO Action for Racial Equity
CEO Action for Racial Equity is focused on improving the lives of the 47+ million Black Americans through advocacy and advancement of public policies that will root out and end systemic racism. Using CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion as a platform, our Fellowship is the first business-led coalition of its kind with a mission to advance racial equity through public policy.
ChangeLab Solutions is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the tools of law and policy to advance health equity. We partner with communities across the nation to improve health and opportunity by changing harmful laws, policies, and systems. Our interdisciplinary team works with community organizations, governments, and local institutions to design and implement equitable and practical policy solutions to complex health challenges.
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) improves the health of the public by strengthening state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control in states and at the national level.
Public Health Law Center
The Public Health Law Center collaborates with partners to advance health equity and reduce and prevent chronic disease, with a focus on healthy food systems, physical activity, and commercial tobacco policies. We work with Tribal health leaders, federal agencies, national public health advocacy organizations, Tribal, state and local governments, planners, researchers, attorneys, community coalitions, and individuals working on public health issues to co-create healthier communities around the country.
- » Focusing on Equity and Inclusion When We Work on Public Health Laws
- » Effective Public Health Law and Policy: the Importance of Equity and Inclusion at Every Stage
- » Changing Hearts, Minds, and Structures: Advancing Equity and Health Equity in State Government Policies, Operations, and Practices in Minnesota and Other States
- » Equitable Enforcement of K-12 Commercial Tobacco School Policies
Salud America! is a national Latino-focused organization that creates culturally relevant and research-based stories, videos, and tools to inspire people to start and support healthy changes to policies, systems, and environments where Latino children and families can equitably live, learn, work, and play.
The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity
The Institute for Healing Justice & Equity is an interdisciplinary collective of researchers and partners working together to eliminate disparities caused by systemic oppression through systems change and deep community partnership. We work with academic and community partners in developing strategies to change policy, heal from trauma, and transform systems of oppression to eliminate inequities in health and well-being.
The Network For Public Health Law
The Network for Public Health Law provides visionary leadership in the use of law to protect, promote and improve health and health equity. We provide non-partisan legal technical assistance and resources, collaborating with a broad set of partners across sectors to expand and enhance the use of practical legal and policy solutions.
The Praxis Project
The Praxis Project is a national non-profit organization that works in partnership with national, regional, state, and local partners to achieve health equity and justice for all communities. Our mission is to build healthy communities by transforming the power relationships and structures that affect our lives and communities. Praxis supports policy advocacy and local organizing as part of a comprehensive strategy for change. We emphasize developing fields of work in ways that encourage multi-level, trans-disciplinary learning and collaboration across issues, across the country and across the globe.
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