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Share Public Health: Tackling Equity, an Introduction
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In this episode of Share Public Health, Hannah Shultz talks with Dr. Rima Afifi, Dr. Maria Bruno, and Dr. Paul Gilbert about health equity, what it is, and what we may hear about in the coming nine episodes.

Visit our podcast webpage for more information, a transcript, and an evaluation.

Share Public Health: Tackling Equity, the Social Determinants
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In this episode of Share Public Health, Dr. Paul Gilbert talks with Dr. Georges Benjamin and Dr. Nalo Johnson about the social determinants of health.

Visit our podcast webpage for more information, a transcript, and an evaluation.

Share Public Health: Tackling Equity, LGBTQ Health
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In this episode of Share Public Health, Dr. Paul Gilbert talks with Dr. Katherine Imborek and Max Mowitz about the LGBTQ health.

Visit our podcast webpage for more information, a transcript, and an evaluation.

Share Public Health: Tackling Equity, People with Disabilities
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In this episode of Share Public Health, Derrick Willis from the University of Iowa University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities talks with Anne Crotty, Alejandra Esoto, Michael Hoenig, all of the Center for Disabilities and Development, and Cheryll Jones of the Ottumwa Regional Center Child Health Specialty Clinic.

Visit our podcast webpage for more information, a transcript, and an evaluation.

Share Public Health: Tackling Equity, African American Health
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In this episode, Derrick Willis from the University of Iowa University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities talks with Quinney Harris of the National WIC Association and Dr. Nafissa Cisse-Egbuonye of the Black Hawk County Health Department in Waterloo, Iowa about health issues and disparities experienced in African American communities.

Visit our podcast website for more information, a transcript, and an evaluation.

Share Public Health: Tackling Equity, Native American Health
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In this episode, Felicia Peiper from the University of Iowa College of Public Health talks with Dara Jefferson, also of the University of Iowa College of Public Health, about health issues and disparities experienced by and impacting Native American communities and people.

Visit our podcast website for more information, a transcript, and an evaluation.

Reading Suggestions
Indian Health Service
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
National LGBT Health Education Center
Trans Student Educational Resources
What Works? Strategies to Improve Rural Health
What Works? Social and Economic Opportunities to Improve Health for All
Public Health Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
APHA: Health Equity
Health in all Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments
Racial Equity Institute: The Groundwater Approach
de Beaumont Foundation
Robert Wood Foundation
Race in the Heartland: Equity, Opportunity, and Public Policy in the Midwest
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A half-century removed from the high-tide of the civil rights movement, progress on racial equity has slowed or stalled on many fronts. Nowhere is this more starkly evident than in the twelve states of the Midwest region, where racial disparities in economic opportunity and economic outcomes are wider than they are in other regions, and policy interventions designed to close those gaps are meager. Race in the Heartland: Equity, Opportunity, and Public Policy in the Midwest examines the roots of those racial disparities, documents their extent and impact, and proposes a range of policy solutions.

Read the full report.

Engaging Mobile Markets to Improve Access to Healthy Foods in the Urban Core
Minorities Who 'Whiten' Job Resumes Get More Interviews
Large Life Expectancy Gaps in U.S. Cities Linked to Racial & Ethnic Segregation by Neighborhood
Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity
A Historical Overview of Health Disparities and the Potential of eHealth Solutions
Primary Care for Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities
Barriers to health care for undocumented immigrants: a literature review
The Groundwater Approach by Racial Equity Institute
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The Groundwater metaphor is designed to help practitioners at all levels internalize the reality that we live in a racially structured society, and that that is what causes racial inequity. The metaphor is based on three observations:

  1. racial inequity looks the same across systems,
  2. socio-economic difference does not explain the racial inequity; and,
  3. inequities are caused by systems, regardless of people’s culture or behavior.

Embracing these truths helps leaders confront the reality that all our systems, institutions, and outcomes emanate from the racial hierarchy, on which the United States was built. In other words, we have a “groundwater” problem, and we need “groundwater” solutions. Starting from there, we begin to unlock transformative change.

This paper was developed to be used as a tool to deepen both individual understanding of the need for systemic change,  as well as a tool for facilitated group learning and development.

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
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White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

How to Be More Empathetic
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New York Times Article: How to Be More Empathetic

Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience: A Framework for Addressing and Preventing Community Trauma
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This report offers a groundbreaking framework for understanding the relationship between community trauma and violence. Until now, there has been no basis for understanding how community trauma undermines both individual and community resilience, especially in communities highly impacted by violence, and what can be done about it.

Advancing a System of Prevention to Achieve Health Equity
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What does it take to realize the vision of health, safety, and wellbeing for all? Drawing from successful initiatives that dramatically increased the length and quality of people’s lives, Prevention Institute developed the System of Prevention framework to support health leaders and their partners to delve into systems-level work as they innovate, build practice, advance policy and systems changes, and generate momentum for comprehensive prevention and health equity.

Lawrence-Douglas County Kansas 2018 Health Equity Report
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The 2018 Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department Health Equity Report represents an important step in the collective journey to health equity for Douglas County.

Webinar
Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative Webinars
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In 2016, BARHII hosted a webinar series on how governments can improve racial equity. Recordings are available here.

Health Equity Guide Webinar Series
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HealthEquityGuide.org is a resource with inspiring examples of how health departments have concretely advanced health equity — both internally within their departments and externally with communities and other government agencies.

Vulnerable Populations in Health Care and Health Research
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This training outlines how health professionals can work with communities to understand and address the factors leading to vulnerability in specific situations, including situations that arise in the course of public health research and practice.

In four video segments, it explores common definitions of vulnerability and provides a conceptual model for considering issues of vulnerability in a public health or health care context. It also guides participants through practical considerations for working with a variety of populations traditionally defined as vulnerable, including stories, examples, and discussions of specific projects. Finally, the training provides guidance for securing funding and finding grants to sponsor work aimed at addressing vulnerabilities.

Diversity and Inclusion
Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Protect the Health of Immigrants
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This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support health care, social services, and public health programs to protect the health of immigrants. This session begins with an introduction to immigration policy and its relationship to health as well as local strategies to protect immigrant health. Next, learners will explore three case studies that highlight real policy changes governments have implemented to create more immigrant inclusive communities. During these case studies, learners will have time to reflect on ways their organization can partner with government agencies to support immigration health.

This training offers learners helpful learning tables, optional narration, and descriptive definitions on key terms.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

Think Cultural Health
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This website features information, continuing education opportunities, resources, and more for health and health care professionals to learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate services, or CLAS. Launched in 2004, Think Cultural Health is sponsored by the Office of Minority Health.

What is Health Equity?
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What is Health Equity? This three-minute motion graphic video explains how social, economic, and environmental conditions can create health inequities and how these inequities can affect health disparities.

Segregated by Design
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‘Segregated By Design’ examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.

Social Determinants of Health Can Only Be Addressed by a Multisector Spectrum of Activities
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Commentary published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice

Why Hospitals Are Getting Into The Housing Business
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Learn why hospitals across the country are working to help find patients a home.

Serving Diverse Communities: Building Cultural Competence and Humility into the Workplace
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The content of this course includes:

  1. Introductions to culture, cultural competence, cultural humility.
  2. Resource demonstrations that you can use to help build a more culturally competent and humble workplace.

You will have the opportunity to watch the demo of accessing these resources.

Length

One hour

Intended Audience

Public health professionals and healthcare providers interested working with non-native English speakers that needs to provide access to reliable health information.

Learning objectives

At the end of this training module, you will be able to:

  1. Define culture, cultural competence, and cultural humility;
  2. Describe the differences between cultural competence and humility; and
  3. Utilize three online resources that you can use to help build a more culturally competent and humble workplace.

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Domain 3: Communication Skills

  • Cultural Competence: 4A1 – Describes the concept of diversity as it applies to individuals and populations (e.g., language, culture, values, socioeconomic status, geography education, race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, profession, religious affiliation, mental and physical abilities, historical experiences)

Public Health 3.0

  • Foundational Infrastructure – Focusing on equity and cultural competence

CEUs Offered

Is offered part of the series, 1.0 hour of MLA CE (Medical Library Association)

Cost

Free

Modality/format

Online Self-Pace

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Derek Johnson, MLIS

Serving Diverse Communities: Finding Data on Health Disparities
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This course will cover resources that provide information on finding data on health disparities.

  1. History, definition of health disparities and how health disparities intertwined with the social determinants of health.
  2. Online resources for accessing data on health disparities
  3. Scenario Practices

You will have the opportunity to watch the simulation and then practice it where you have the chance to apply the knowledge.

Addressing Health Equity: A Public Health Essential
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How healthy we are when we are born, how likely we are to get sick as we age, and how long we can expect to live are all determined to a surprising extent by our place in society. Disparities in health among income, racial, and ethnic groups in the U.S. are significant and, by many measures, expanding. This course serves as a primer for illustrating the root causes that shape health and health disparities. In addition to describing the complex interplay of social conditions associated with health disparities, it also provides a framework for exploring public and community health frameworks for addressing health equity.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe terms related to health equity.
  • Identify how historically major advances in health status resulted from broad-based social reforms.
  • Identify the health outcomes of affected populations.
  • Describe the social determinants of health and how they contribute to health disparities and inequities.
  • Describe the Healthy People 2020 approaches to address health inequity.
  • Illustrate the role of the public health workforce in addressing health inequity.
  • Describe evidenced-based approaches to addressing health equity
Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies
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As a community health outreach worker, a key role you play is providing health outreach to vulnerable populations to connect them with services. To do this well, community health workers must be able to identify when outreach should happen and how to develop the most effective plan for the outreach. Those training to become a community health worker as well as those in need of a refresher course can benefit from this training.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills. This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.

Human Health Effects of Climate Change
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Do you know how climate change will affect health in your community and what you can do to reduce climate-related impacts?

Following a short overview of the causes and mechanisms of climate change, this informative course reviews current and expected human health impacts, with particular emphasis on impacts in Vermont and the northeast. These include heat-related illness, water-related impacts, vector borne diseases, air quality impacts, and mental health and well-being. Because climate change affects some people more than others, populations of concern and measures of vulnerability are addressed. The course includes plenty of helpful and timely resources, and culminates with examples of strategies used in Vermont and nationally to reduce climate change impacts on health and to improve health through climate change mitigation actions. Learners can select Level 1 for an overview or Level 2 for a deeper exploration of the five types of health impacts.

Measuring Health Disparities
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This interactive course focuses on some basic issues for public health practice -how to understand, define and measure health disparity. This course examines the language of health disparity to come to some common understanding of what that term means, explains key measures of health disparity and shows how to calculate them.

The course is designed to be accessible to a broad audience of practitioners across all sectors of the public health and related workforce who are concerned about the issue of health disparity. Parts III and IV are more technical; although not required, it is helpful to have a background in statistics, epidemiology, or other related sciences for ease of understanding these sections.

Cross-Cultural Communication and Nutrition Assessment
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This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cross-cultural communication allows WIC personnel to create a more rich and enhanced assessment and counseling experiences with clients. The goals of the course are to:

  • Define cross cultural communication and why it is necessary in practice
  • Provide examples of effective communication techniques when completing nutrition assessments
  • Identify appropriate communication strategies when working with clients that have a language difference
Health Literacy for Health Professionals
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The purpose of this public health literacy web-based training program is to educate public health professionals about public health literacy and their role in providing health information and services and promoting public health literacy. This web-based course uses a 508-compliant template, knowledge checks, evaluation, CE and other credits, include glossary and resources tabs, scenario-based interactions and video clips.

Health Equity 101
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This engaging and upbeat interactive course highlights concepts related to health equity and showcases local and national data in support of the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center’s Strategic Plan priority to train all staff on the social determinants of health and their impact on our community and residents. The data, concepts, and cases presented are applicable to a variety of locations and agencies. External partners and internal employees can benefit from this training. Course Objectives:

  • Increase awareness of health equity concepts as they relate to public health services:
    • Describe the Ideal State of Health Equity
    • Identify the Drivers of Public Health
    • Indicate the Social Determinants of Health at both Micro & Macro levels
  • Acknowledge disparities and health inequities affecting our local community:
    • Recognize the Conditions and Contributing Factors of Health Inequities related to Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, and Diabetes
    • Compare/contrast health disparities among Lake County communities

*This training may not be mobile-ready; please access using a computer.

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: Understanding and Influencing Corporate Practices of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries to Promote Health
Strategies to Advance Health Equity: Understanding and Influencing Corporate Practices of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries to Promote Health Image

Tobacco and alcohol use and the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages are all major causes of preventable deaths and disease in the United States and around the world. While individuals are responsible for the use and consumption of these substances, this training emphasizes how public health can take a new approach to this issue: by changing the ways that the tobacco, alcohol, and food industries currently promote their products and make a profit at the expense of community health. This training details tobacco, alcohol, and food corporate strategies that can have harmful affects on population health and also provides timely and relevant examples of health departments that have used research, advocacy, and education to tackle these industry tactics and advance a public health agenda.

There are 5 major sections of the module: Introduction, Four Corporate Strategies that Boost Profit- and Harm Health, How can we take on these harmful practices – and promote health, three different Case Studies, and What Else Can We Do?.

Learners can expect reflection exercises that give them the opportunity to apply knowledge gained to their work setting. Learners may benefit from participating in the training with a colleague and reflecting on questions and activities together.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity addresses a need area identified in PH WINS 2017.

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Promote Living Wages
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The social determinants of health, or the structures and economic systems that shape patterns of wellness and illness, can influence health issues like obesity and teen pregnancy. Upstream factors that influence health are broad, deeply entrenched in our society, and can appear daunting to change. While public health often focuses on individual-level health behaviors, this approach requires a high level of effort from the targeted individual and has little influence on widespread population health.

Health departments are increasingly moving upstream to tackle the core issues that affect the communities they serve, such as income. This module details how raising the minimum wage is a public health issue and provides a case study of one health department that used research, communication, and advocacy to influence low wages.

Learners can expect clear, easy to follow navigation, and many opportunities for reflection in this case study.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity responds to training needs identified in PH WINS 2017.

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Grow a Healthy Public Food Sector
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This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support food policy changes in their communities to encourage healthy food systems. The session begins with a discussion of why the public sector should be involved in developing policies around food and how local health agencies can lead the charge. Next, participants will learn about food system goals that can promote health and how to achieve those goals. Finally, learners will explore case studies that demonstrate how public health agencies have planned and implemented changes to their food systems.

This course provides a foundation of knowledge about supporting food policy and strategies using content expertise and best practice examples. Both text and audio are available for different learning needs for entire training.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity is aligned with PH WINS 2017.

Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Reliable Health Information in Multiple Languages
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This course is designed for participants to access reliable health information resources in multiple languages.

Intended Audience

Public health professionals interested in advancing their ability to locate reliable health information. This may include public health nurses, community health workers, academic researchers, policy makers, and epidemiologists.

Length

The length of time for participants to take this course is estimated to be 1 hour.

Course Content

This course will cover resources that provide reliable health information in multiple languages.

  1. Data on current population of non-native English speakers in the United States
  2. Online resources for accessing health information in multiple languages
  3. Scenario Practices

You will have the opportunity to watch the simulation and then practice it where you have the chance to apply the knowledge.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the current population of non-native English speakers in the United States.
  • Identify at least three online resources for accessing health information in multiple languages.
  • Analyze resources to access reliable health information in multiple languages.

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Domain 3: Communication Skills

Communication Skills: 3C1 – Ensures that the literacy of populations served (e.g., ability to obtain, interpret, and use health and other information; social media literacy) is reflected in the organization’s policies, programs, and services

Domain 4: Cultural Competence

Cultural Competence: 4B5 – Ensures the diversity of individuals and populations is addressed in policies, programs, and services that affect the health of the community

Public Health 3.0

Foundational Infrastructure – Focusing on equity and cultural competence

Introduction to Cultural Competency and Title VI
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Learning Objectives:

  • To explain what Title VI is and its implications for workers in the health care industry, especially public health
  • To outline the demographic distribution of people by language and race in the United States
  • To discuss cultural competence in the healthcare setting and how this relates to Title VI legislation
  • To state the laws concerning cultural competence
  • To outline the process of achieving cultural competency according to the cultural competency continuum, and
  • To list the standards for measuring cultural competency in the healthcare industry
Care of Populations Badge: Culture
$158.23
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Culture influences health behavior and when major differences exist between a patient’s and provider’s cultural framework for illness, a host of adverse outcomes may result. This badge introduces students to the concepts of health and health care disparity and the importance of learning how individuals define, react to, and treat illness and other health risks.

$158.23 for 0.5 credit hours of undergraduate credit *Tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents

Practicing Cross Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon
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“Communicate to Make a Difference: Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication” is a collection of case studies that examine the practical application of the “Ten Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural Communication,” as described in the“Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication” training. One of the essential services of public health is to enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety. “The Bamboo Dragon” begins with the health inspection of an Asian restaurant. Can the stakeholders overcome the barriers to communication that cultural differences have created?

Recognizing Cultural Influences on Food Beliefs and Practices
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This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cultural differences allows WIC personnel to have better and enhanced conversations with all populations.

The goals of the course are to:

  • Define cultural competence and why it is necessary in practice
  • Provide examples of eating practices from various cultures, specifically in the context of the WIC food package
  • Increase awareness of resources, at the local and national levels, that enable WIC personnel and any health care provider to improve services to diverse participants
Toolkit
The Racial Equity Institutue website
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The Racial Equity Institute is an alliance of trainers, organizers, and institutional leaders who have devoted ourselves to the work of creating racially equitable organizations and systems. We help individuals and organizations develop tools to challenge patterns of power and grow equity.

Community Health Inclusion Sustainability Planning Guide
Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII)
CASPER: Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response
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CASPER: Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response

RURAL COMMUNITY ACTION GUIDE
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Rural Community Action Guide: Promising Practices Supplement 

CommonHealth Action
Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)
Project Implicit
Community Tool Box: Enhancing Cultural Competence
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This toolkit aids in assessing and enhancing cultural competence in your organization or community effort.

Health Services Research Information Central: Health Disparities
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Health Disparities Toolkit

Search for Patient Education Materials
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Find multilingual, multicultural health information and patient education materials about health conditions and wellness topics. Learn about diseases, causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Materials may be available as printable documents, audio, and video.

National Center for Cultural Competence Self-Assessments
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“There are numerous benefits to self-assessments. Such processes can lead to the development of a strategic organizational plan with clearly defined short-term and long-term goals, measurable objectives, identified fiscal and personnel resources, and enhanced consumer and community partnerships.”

Workforce Development Plan
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Monterey County California Health Department’s 2015-2018 Workforce Development Plan

Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal
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The Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal serves as a centralized source for public health data, resulting in:

  • Improved public health decision making: Take advantage of high quality, accessible data and decision support tools.
  • Healthier Iowans in healthier communities: Use data to perform thorough community health needs assessments and to create and implement impactful health improvement plans.
  • Increased opportunities for funding: Use data to support grant applications and ensure secured funds are used on programs that provide the most value to Iowans.
  • Better use of time and resources: Spend less time searching for data and more time using the data for valuable activities.
The Racial Justice and Health Equity Initiative 2015 Overview
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The Boston Public Health Commission’s Racial Justice and Health Equity
Initiative is a broad organizational transformation process, which aims
to integrate health equity and racial justice principles and practices into
all of the health department’s work, both internal and external, to
measurably reduce inequities in Boston. This document provides an
overview of the Racial Justice and Health Equity Initiative.

Utilizing Health Equity Council (HEC) Tools to achieve Healthy People 2020 Goals
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The Health Equity Council has developed a variety of tools to use for various purposes to address health inequities. The following table outlines some of the ways that these tools can be used to assist with achieving the CDC’s Healthy People 2020 Goals, and capacity building or implementation with the federal government Affordable Care Act’s Community Transformation Grant (CTG). The CTG states, “Recipients will engage populations that are facing health disparities in a variety of settings to make the healthy choice the easy choice and ensure opportunities to make healthy choices.” The Council created this document containing tools to guide local efforts. The documents are available on the Health Equity Council website at https://www.chronicdisease.org/page/HealthEquityPrograms.

Public Health Services Workforce Development Plan
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Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Work Force Development Plan

Health Equity Resources/Tools
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NACDD’S Health Equity Council (HEC) has developed a variety of tools and resources to aid public health professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders in their health equity efforts. We have also complied a list of useful resources.

Health Equity Tips & Tactics
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Tips & Tactics from the Human Impact Partners Team

Why I don’t facilitate privilege walks anymore and what I do instead
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Article about unintended consequences of the ‘privilege walk’ activity and suggestions for alternatives.

Privilege for Sale
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An activity that gets groups talking about and examining privilege.

Ways to Get Started: Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments
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We’ve grouped together a set of actions that local health departments can take to begin — or continue —
advancing health equity internally in their department, across government, and/or with community
partners. The actions are organized into the same four categories as the strategic practices you’ll find in
our Health Equity Guide, although many of them cut across all the categories.

Project Implicit
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Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control.

Equitable Classroom Practices Observation Checklist
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Equitable Classroom Practices is a checklist of 27 specific, observable teacher behaviors that reflect culturally responsive teaching through examples to be adapted for other scenarios.

Your Culture Sketch
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Privilege activity by Pamela A. Hays, PhD

Who is on Your Dream Team?
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Take the time to name those people who helped you get to where you are today. To help, we’ll give you a few quick prompts – about the familyfriendsinfluencesplaceswork colleagues and other sources of inspiration that made your life possible.

At the end, you’ll get a wonderful visualization of all the people who contributed to who you are today AND the opportunity to share it with them as a way of saying thanks.

This will take around ten minutes but don’t worry if you forget someone or need more time, you can always save where you are and update it later. Also, this is your dream team, not ours, so this data won’t be shared by anyone for any reason, period. If you’d prefer to do this with pencil and paper, just download the prompts and blank form here.

Health Equity Resources/Tools
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NACDD’S Health Equity Council (HEC) has developed a variety of tools and resources to aid public health professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders in their health equity efforts. We have also complied a list of useful resources.

Health Equity Tips & Tactics
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Tips & Tactics from the Human Impact Partners Team

Privilege for Sale
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An activity that gets groups talking about and examining privilege.

Public Health Services Workforce Development Plan
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Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Work Force Development Plan

The Racial Equity Institutue website
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The Racial Equity Institute is an alliance of trainers, organizers, and institutional leaders who have devoted ourselves to the work of creating racially equitable organizations and systems. We help individuals and organizations develop tools to challenge patterns of power and grow equity.

The Racial Justice and Health Equity Initiative 2015 Overview
The Racial Justice and Health Equity Initiative 2015 Overview Image

The Boston Public Health Commission’s Racial Justice and Health Equity
Initiative is a broad organizational transformation process, which aims
to integrate health equity and racial justice principles and practices into
all of the health department’s work, both internal and external, to
measurably reduce inequities in Boston. This document provides an
overview of the Racial Justice and Health Equity Initiative.

Utilizing Health Equity Council (HEC) Tools to achieve Healthy People 2020 Goals
Utilizing Health Equity Council (HEC) Tools to achieve Healthy People 2020 Goals Image

The Health Equity Council has developed a variety of tools to use for various purposes to address health inequities. The following table outlines some of the ways that these tools can be used to assist with achieving the CDC’s Healthy People 2020 Goals, and capacity building or implementation with the federal government Affordable Care Act’s Community Transformation Grant (CTG). The CTG states, “Recipients will engage populations that are facing health disparities in a variety of settings to make the healthy choice the easy choice and ensure opportunities to make healthy choices.” The Council created this document containing tools to guide local efforts. The documents are available on the Health Equity Council website at https://www.chronicdisease.org/page/HealthEquityPrograms.

Vulnerable Populations in Health Care and Health Research
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This training outlines how health professionals can work with communities to understand and address the factors leading to vulnerability in specific situations, including situations that arise in the course of public health research and practice.

In four video segments, it explores common definitions of vulnerability and provides a conceptual model for considering issues of vulnerability in a public health or health care context. It also guides participants through practical considerations for working with a variety of populations traditionally defined as vulnerable, including stories, examples, and discussions of specific projects. Finally, the training provides guidance for securing funding and finding grants to sponsor work aimed at addressing vulnerabilities.

Ways to Get Started: Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments
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We’ve grouped together a set of actions that local health departments can take to begin — or continue —
advancing health equity internally in their department, across government, and/or with community
partners. The actions are organized into the same four categories as the strategic practices you’ll find in
our Health Equity Guide, although many of them cut across all the categories.

Why I don’t facilitate privilege walks anymore and what I do instead
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Workforce Development Plan
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Monterey County California Health Department’s 2015-2018 Workforce Development Plan

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