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Nonprofits can use the tool to benchmark their advocacy skills, identify specific gaps and opportunities in their advocacy strategies, determine how they want to strengthen their advocacy, and efficiently focus resources to get the best results. The tool can also be used as part of an evaluation process. From Bolder Advocacy.
The guide, from APHA, includes overviews of climate science, health impacts of climate change and how health equity fits into the equation. It discusses what local health departments can do to include climate change and health equity into assessment and surveillance, intersectoral collaboration, community engagement and education, climate and health communications, preparedness and more.
DRIVERS (2012-15) was a three-year research project funded by the EU's 7th Framework Programme. It aimed to find solutions to improve health equity through policy and practice in early childhood, fair employment, and income & social protection. Site includes reports, recommendations, and the advocacy for health equity toolkit.
This project aims to increase knowledge about health equity in the context of environmental public health (EPH) practice and to develop resources that support the use of an equity lens in practice. Includes a handbook as well as tools with information and evidence about incorporating and integrating equity into EPH practice. From BC [Canada] Centre for Disease Control.
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has identified equity as a key component of quality care. MOHLTC has developed HEIA to support improved health equity, including the reduction of avoidable health disparities between population groups. HEIA also supports improved targeting of health care investments. HEIA is a decision support tool which walks users through the steps of identifying how a program, policy or similar initiative will impact population groups in different ways. HEIA surfaces unintended potential impacts.
A comprehensive resource for data to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth in America’s regions, and states, and nationwide. The Atlas contains data on demographic change, racial and economic inclusion, and the potential economic gains from racial equity for the largest 100 cities, largest 150 regions, all 50 states, and the United States as a whole. Includes detailed Equity Profiles of selected metropolitan areas. From PolicyLink.
These reports measure trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care. The reports present, in chart form, the latest available findings on quality of and access to health care.
Provides lessons learned and innovative ideas on how to maximize the effects of policy, systems and environmental improvement strategies -- all with the goal of reducing health disparities and advancing health equity. The Guide will assist practitioners with integrating the concept of health equity into local practices such as building organizational capacity, engaging the community, developing partnerships, identifying health inequities, and conducting evaluations.
Toolkit for health professionals that describes common knowledge translation barriers and provides practical guidance and support. Use this resource to:
Develop an equity-focused knowledge translation strategy;
Incorporate evidence in planning and decision making;
Develop a business case for interventions.
From National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health: includes current, high-quality resources about preventing, identifying, and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health. Health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and researchers can use this knowledge path to learn more about health disparities, health equity, and removing barriers to care; for program development; and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions.
A guide to research, websites, tools, and practice on health equity topics. Other relevant sections of the Racial Equity Tools site include Environmental Justice, Reproductive Justice, Food Justice, and more.
This discussion tool helps your team members think collectively about how to better take into account social inequalities in health (SIH) in their project. Its main objective is to open up dialogue on SIH. It will support your team in the process of identifying and analyzing strengths and elements to improve with respect to reducing social inequalities in health. It incorporates key strategies such as participation, action on social determinants of health, collaboration, intersectorality, and empowerment.
RHIhub is a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. Find toolkits and program models that show what works in rural communities; access to thousands of resources from organizations across the U.S.; funding opportunities; and more.