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HRSA Health Equity Report: Special Feature on Housing and Health Inequalities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Health Equity has released the Health Equity Report 2019-2020: Special Feature on Housing and Health Inequalities. The report presents a comprehensive analysis of HRSA’s program efforts in reducing health… Read More »HRSA Health Equity Report: Special Feature on Housing and Health Inequalities

CDC Health Equity Guide: Safe and Accessible Streets for All Users

The CDC’s “Safe and Accessible Streets for All Users” part of their Health Equity Guide explains why street infrastructure and transportation strategies are related to health equity; lists considerations communities should make when designing, implementing, and evaluating transportation interventions; and lists partnerships that should be… Read More »CDC Health Equity Guide: Safe and Accessible Streets for All Users

Racial Justice Competencies for Public Health Professionals

The Racial Justice Competencies for Public Health Professionals resource from the Public Health Training Center Network’s Racial Justice Working Group provides a list of competencies within the domains of Assessment, Policy Development ,and Assurance that health department staff, educators, trainers, and researchers can refer to… Read More »Racial Justice Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Measuring Discrimination Resource

The Measuring Discrimination Resource by Dr. David R. Williams provides tools for measuring experiences of racism in a more tangible way. This comprehensive resource includes an Everyday Discrimination Scale, questionnaires for measuring experiences of discrimination and work discrimination, a Heightened Vigilance Scale, and more.

Necessary Conversations: Understanding Racism as a Barrier to Achieving Health Equity

Necessary Conversations: Understanding Racism as a Barrier to Achieving Health Equity is a component of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation‘s “Culture of Health Series.” This book, written by Alonzo Plough, shows us how to move past fear, shame, and denial of acknowledging the United States’… Read More »Necessary Conversations: Understanding Racism as a Barrier to Achieving Health Equity

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