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
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
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
By; Trust for America’s Health
Description: Issue brief about policy opportunities to address racism
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
By: Healthy Places Index, Public Health Institute
Description: Policies to build equitable and healthy places
By: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Investments to Advance Health Equity
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
By: Build Healthy Places Network, Public Health Institute
Description: Policy and investment strategies to build thriving, equitable communities
Description: 27 tools to reverse patterns of segregation and disinvestment, prevent displacement, and promote equitable revitalization.
By: Well Being In the Nation (WIN) Network
Description: 135+ policies to advance an equitable economy