RESOURCES

This is a highly curated list of resources to support public health change agents advancing population health and equity.  Many more tools to take action can be found in the population health and equity resource databases below.

CORE TRANSFORMATION SKILLS

Equity and Racial Justice



Levels of Racism: A Theoretical Framework and a Gardener’s Tale


By: Dr. Camara Jones, American Journal of Public Health

Description:  A framework and allegory for different levels of racism



How Racism Makes Us Sick


By: David Williams, TED

Description: How everyday racism and structural inequities add up to poor health and life outcomes




The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-being of the Nation Webinar Series


By: American Public Health Association

Description: A series of webinars on racism and its impact on health and well-being designed for public health practitioners




Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series and Discussion Guide


By: American Public Health Association

Description: A series of webinars and discussion guides to facilitate conversations about racism and racial health equity for public health and community practitioners



Countering the Production of Health Inequities


By: Prevention Institute

Description: A systematic look at how exclusionary policies and systems produce health inequities in different neighborhoods by sector from the Prevention Institute



Improving Health Equity through Rural Economic Development


By: County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

Description: Webinar describing the link between rural educational and economic development and health outcomes in Klamath County, Oregon



Resource Library for Advancing Health Equity in Public Health


By: Minnesota Department of Health

Description: Tools for public health departments taking action to advance health equity




Stewardship



Ten Essential Practices for Transforming Regional Health and Well-being Through Regional Stewardship


By: ReThink Health

Description: Toolkit about what inclusive stewardship is and how stewards can work together to advance equitable health and well-being




A Pathway to Building Health and Well-being Through Regional Stewardship


By: ReThink Health

Description: Describes the journey of stewardship in the context of community collaboration




Communication



Advancing Health Equity: Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts


By: American Medical Association

Description: Better language to advance health equity




Promoting Internal Communication


By: Center for Community Health and Development,University of Kansas

Description: How to make sure that your organization runs smoothly and effectively by promoting official and unofficial internal communication




Types of Communication Networks


By: Fundamentals of Management

Description: Describes five types of communication networks that can occur in an organization or community



Communication Toolkit


By: Everyday Democracy

Description: A toolkit for equitable communications in the context of community change



Public Health Reaching Across Sectors


By: deBeaumont Foundation

Description: Tools and strategies for public health to communicate with other sectors



Addressing Health Misinformation


By: Office of the Surgeon General

Description: Curated toolkit with communication strategies from the Office of the Surgeon General



Partnerships with people with lived experience of inequities



Engaging People with Lived Experience: A Toolkit


By: Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Description: Toolkit with detailed strategies for engaging people with lived experience into care and change processes



Partnering with People with Lived Experience toolkit


By: 100 Million Healthier Lives, convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Description: From invitation to team integration to the life cycle of partnership and offers tools and resources to engage community residents in change processes



Data and equity


National Equity Atlas


By: PolicyLink

Description: deeply disaggregated, longitudinal data on demographic change, racial and economic inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity for the largest 100 cities, largest 150 regions, all 50 states, and the United States.



Health Impact Assessment


By: Georgia Health Policy Center

Description: Tools to understand health and equity impacts of policies and programs across sectors, applied as part of a Health in All Policies Approach



Well Being In the Nation Measures


By: Well Being In the Nation Network

Description: A measurement framework and library developed together with community residents that aligns with improving the health and well-being of people, places, and equity.  Offers measures by sector that can be aligned with strategies to address health equity.



Community collaboration



Building a Diverse Coalition


By: Everyday Democracy

Description: Strategies to recruit diverse leaders and community residents into your community coalition



Understanding the Collaboration Continuum


By: Adapted from Himmelman, A by Mashek D.

Description:  Describes levels of collaboration and the capacities needed for each level.




Community Toolbox


By: Center for Community Health and Development,University of Kansas

Description: Database of resources to build thriving community coalitions



10 Dangers of Collective Impact


By: Paul Schmitz, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Description: A succinct guide about what NOT to do in community collaboration



Budgeting and payment



Budgeting for Health


By: Deepa Rajan, Helene Barroy, and Karin Stenberg, World Health Organization

Description: A resource guide for health agencies to build budgets across sectors for health.