Health Equity Tools

The Groundwater Approach: Building a Practical Understanding of Structural Racism

Developed by Bayard Love and Deena Hayes-Greene from the Racial Equity Institute, the Groundwater Approach is a metaphorical framework for analyzing racism in the United States. Examples in this document, embedded below, can help deepen understandings of the manifestations of institutional racism. We hope that… Read More »The Groundwater Approach: Building a Practical Understanding of Structural Racism

A Playbook for New Rural Healthcare Partnership Models of Investment

Published by the Build Healthy Places Network, this playbook is an action-oriented guide designed for healthcare organizations wanting to pursue partnerships with local communities and economic development, as well as other sectors in rural areas and small towns, to create the community conditions that support… Read More »A Playbook for New Rural Healthcare Partnership Models of Investment

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Environmental Justice for All

Environmental justice is the fair treatment and involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policy. Through this American Public Health Association resource, gain a better understanding of the… Read More »Creating the Healthiest Nation: Environmental Justice for All

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health and Housing Equity

This resource provided by the APHA dives into housing inequities, their causes, and their effects on health through topics like “Structural Racism Led to Housing Inequity,” “Racial Inequity in Housing,” “Implications for Health and Health Disparities,” and more. Additionally, solutions for improving health equity through… Read More »Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health and Housing Equity