Explore race restrictions over time in Black Hawk and Johnson County, Iowa including maps, copies of agreements, and background information here.
The Network for Public Health Law released an issue brief discussing and analyzing state and local efforts to declare racism a public health crisis in the Southeastern region of the United States. This document dives into the specific actions taken and how other organizations can… Read More »State and Local Efforts to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis- Southeastern Region Update
While the devastating story of the Tuskegee syphilis study has undoubtedly impacted Black Americans’ trust in medical services, a deeper look into the reasons that Black Americans have received the COVID-19 vaccine at a significantly lower rate than white Americans reveals that other systemic barriers… Read More »It’s Not Tuskegee. Current Medical Racism Fuels Black Americans’ Vaccine Hesitancy
Take a look at how jurisdictions across the United States responded- or failed to respond- to their declarations of racism as a public health crisis following the summer 2020 Black Lives Matter protests. While declarations like this are an essential first step in addressing racism… Read More »Hundreds of Communities Declared Racism a Public Health Crisis. What’s Happened Since?
This short article explains a disturbing finding in the medical community- the fact that Black newborns are three times more likely than white newborns to die when cared for by white doctors. The finding demonstrates the urgent need to combat bias and racism in medical… Read More »Black Newborns More Likely to Die When Looked After by White Doctors
The Engaging Communities for Health Equity and Environmental Justice guide created by the California Department of Public Health explains the department’s previous and ongoing work with communities to address environmental justice concerns. This resource, highlighting promising practices for partnering with communities, is intended for local… Read More »Engaging Communities for Health Equity and Environmental Justice
This brief, released by the Praxis Project, aims to inform institutions and related allies of the role culture plays in community-led movements and how to honor and uplift culture when advancing health justice. Learn more about the Praxis Project here.
The Racial Equity Tools website is designed to support both individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. They offer an abundance of tools and resources under several tabs that relate to the needs of organizations: Fundamentals, Plan, Act, Evaluate, Connect, and Curricula. https://www.racialequitytools.org
The Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) provides maps, data bases, and other resources for local governments to use when working to achieve racial equity at the city and county level. These tools can help government entities identify inequities in their communities and design, plan, and… Read More »Racial Equity Tools for Cities and Counties
GARE’s resource guide-based on lessons learned from practitioners, academic experts, and national technical assistance providers- is a toolkit for local government entities to refer to when planning to operationalize racial justice-based programs and policies in their communities. Learn more about the Government Alliance on Race… Read More »Advancing Racial Equity and Transforming Government: A Resource Guide to Put Ideas Into Action