Previously Featured Resources
This page shares resources that were previously featured on the home page. The most recent resources are listed at the top.
The Collaborative for Anti-Racism & Equity (CARE) is hosted its first webinar on 8/24/23 . In this 90-minute presentation, hear from our partners and we discuss our work to support and address racism as a public health crisis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This report by the Center for American Progress (CAP) is part of a series on Systematic Inequality in America. From slavery and Jim Crow to the New Deal and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the authors give specific examples of how government policy has segregated and devalued domestic, agricultural, and service occupations, and how lawmakers have limited the scope of anti-discrimination enforcement. Workers of color continue to experience discrimination in employment, wages, benefits and almost every other measure of economic well-being.
Access to data about wealth equity in the U.S is essential to support investment in Black communities and close the wealth divide. The Black Wealth Data Center has been working to raise the standard on the collection, quality, and accessibility of racial wealth equity data and to provide public and private sector leaders with actionable data for policy making and investment decisions. The Black Wealth Indicators tool displays a dozen factors impacting Black wealth accumulation, such as median home value, bachelor’s degree attainment, and health insurance, and makes it possible to view and compare your home county to the U.S. and other counties.
Similar to evaluating policies for budget impact, many equity advocates have urged elected officials to also evaluate policies for equity impacts. In October 2022, Brookings Metro and the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy at The New School released a preliminary research brief explaining the evolution of equity analysis on public policy, the four functions of equity assessment tools, and recurring challenges for racial equity impact assessment. Check out this report to learn about equity innovations in U.S. governance and keep an eye out for their follow-up report.
More than 200 municipalities and states across the US have declared racism a public health crisis, and CEO Action for Racial Equity (CEOARE) is working to expand support for these declarations. CEOARE’s Racism: A Public Health Crisis team conducted a review and analysis of 200-plus declarations identified by the American Public Health Association and compiled the most critical elements of the declarations to be incorporated into a Racial Equity Implementation Framework (“Framework”). The team hopes this Framework can be used as a resource by municipalities, states, and other government organizations in a manner that can help encourage successful and equitable outcomes in BIPOC communities across the United States.
Public health’s power and authority to act and keep us safe is under attack. In response, Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) and Real Language (RL) partnered to identify framing strategies and effective language to respond to these attacks and provide five recommendations to establish the value of and make the case for public health.
Building on their 2020 report, Racism is a Public Health Crisis, Here’s How to Respond, the Institute for Healing Justice & Equity published a NEW report discussing how local governments are responding to racism as a public health crisis and sharing recommendations to respond to the health impacts of racism.
This article in the journal Health Equity evaluates segregation as a cause of reduced high school graduation rates among Black students, and explores the association between lack of high school completion and a reduction in Black life expectancy.
This free e-book from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explores how to have authentic conversations about race and the history of this nation, particularly regarding structural racism and the harms of racial injustice. Honest conversations about structural racism and racial inequities are important to promote strategies to advance racial equity.