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.

PORTFOLIO 4: ROOT CAUSES

This strategy portfolio is about addressing root causes of structural and systemic inequities which lead to unequal health and life outcomes.  Root causes include, as examples, racism, classism, ableism, gender inequities, and place-based inequities resulting from residential segregation and urban-rural gaps.  These can be addressed through growing community power and shared leadership in policy, narrative, investment and systemic change.



Understanding and Shifting the Narrative about Structural Inequities



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




The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We can Prosper Together


By: Heather McGhee


Description: A conversation with author of “The Sum of Us” about shifting the narrative of the journey of equity from a zero sum game to one of shared prosperity




Policy Strategies to Address Root Causes



Racial Healing


By; Trust for America’s Health


Description: Issue brief about policy opportunities to address racism




Healing Through Policy: Creating Pathways to Racial Justice


By: American Public Health Association, deBeaumont, National Collaborative for Health Equity


Description: Curated policies and practices that can be implemented at the local level to promote racial healing and advance racial equity




Healthy Places Policy Index


By: Healthy Places Index, Public Health Institute


Description: Policies to build equitable and healthy places




Policies to address systemic racism


By: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials




Investments to Advance Health Equity



Community Health and Economic Prosperity


By: Office of the Surgeon General


Description: Intended as a resource to foster public health and business collaboration, this report includes great resources to make the business case for health equity and racial justice




Healthy Neighborhood Investments: A Policy Scan and Strategy Map


By: Build Healthy Places Network, Public Health Institute


Description: Policy and investment strategies to build thriving, equitable communities




Equitable Development


By: PolicyLink


Description: 27 tools to reverse patterns of segregation and disinvestment, prevent displacement, and promote equitable revitalization.




Equitable Economies Policy Database


By: Well Being In the Nation (WIN) Network


Description: 135+ policies to advance an equitable economy