Health equity resources by type - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Health equity resources by type

Assessments
Case studies
Guides/toolkits
Presentations
Reports/articles
Videos
Webinars/courses

 

Assessments

Community engagement assessment tool
Building the Field of Community Engagement
This tool helps organizations improve their community engagement efforts by assessing their activities on a scale from outreach to engagement.
tag(s): authentically engage with the community, assessments, build community relationships

Equity and empowerment lens – first version
Multnomah County, OR
This guide to a series of tools can help an organization assess programs or policies for equity impacts, and implement an action plan to improve equity.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits, assessments, case studies, assess my organization

Equity and empowerment lens [updated]
Multnomah County, OR
This updated version of an assessment tool helps you consider equity-related impacts of an issue, program, or policy decision and new tools to support action steps for advancing equity.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits, assessments, case studies, assess a program/policy

Equity and inclusion lens handbook
City of Ottawa, City for All Women Initiative (CAWI)
This guide will help you apply an equity lens to a wide range of public health activities; it was developed to support Ottawa's work to embed equity into its programs and operations.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits, assessments, assess a program/policy

Foundational practices for health equity: A learning and action tool for state health departments
COIIN: Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network, HRSA: Health Resources and Services Administration
This tool was developed to help leaders in state health departments evaluate their agency's capacity to advance health equity and take action to transform public health practice.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, assessments

Health equity at work: Skills assessment of public health staff
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
This report shares recommendations and survey questions from a nationwide pilot survey to build workforce capacity to address health equity.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, assessments

Intercultural Development Inventory
The IDI is an online survey to assess inter-cultural competence at both an individual and organizational level.
tag(s): equip staff, assessments

Public health department health equity assessment
Hennepin County
Hennepin County developed these surveys to assess its public health department's knowledge and practices related to equity.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, assessments

Racial equity and social justice tool
City of Madison, WI
This assessment tool evaluates how decisions might impact low-income populations and communities of color.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, assessments, case studies, assess a program/policy

Racial equity assessment toolkit
City of St. Paul
This presentation provides training on the use of a Racial Equity Assessment Tool for analyzing the the impact of policies, procedures, services, and budget decisions on populations of color.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, presentations, assessments, case studies

Racial equity plan materials
City of Portland, OR
This extensive spreadsheet and user guide offers a structured way to conduct an organizational assessment.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, assessments, case studies

 

Case studies

10 promising practices to reduce social inequities in health
Sudbury & District Health Unit
This literature review for local public health practitioners summarizes promising practices to impact health equity.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, reports/articles, case studies

Advancing health equity: Case studies of health equity practice in four award-winning California health departments
Berkeley Media Studies Group
This resource profiles four California local health departments and their efforts to advance health equity: their successes, challenges, vision for the future, and lessons learned.
tag(s): reports/articles, case studies

Advancing the mission: Tools for equity, diversity, and inclusion
Annie E. Casey Foundation
This resource contains eight tools to help organizations identify opportunities to integrate equity goals into their programs and operations.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits, case studies, assess my organization, assess a program/policy

Applying social determinants of health indicator data for advancing health equity
Bay Area Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII)
This guide describes how to collect, analyze, and share data related to the social determinants of health, and identifies a core set of fifteen indicators.
tag(s): collect and use data for change, guides/toolkits, case studies

Confronting power dynamics and engaging the community's voice in collective impact
Collective Impact Forum
This 48-minute video of a plenary discussion with community-based organizations highlights when and how to authentically engage community groups for collective impact.
tag(s): authentically engage with the community, videos, case studies, build community relationships

Cross-sectoral collaboration: The state health official's role in elevating and promoting health equity in all policies in Minnesota
Bliss DJ, Mishra M, Ayers J, Lupi MV; in Journal of Public Health Management & Practice
This case study highlights the Minnesota Department of Health’s efforts to address health equity, and provides insights into the role of the top state health official.
tag(s): case studies, reports/articles

Equity and empowerment lens – first version
Multnomah County, OR
This guide to a series of tools can help an organization assess programs or policies for equity impacts, and implement an action plan to improve equity.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits, assessments, case studies, assess my organization

Equity and empowerment lens [updated]
Multnomah County, OR
This updated version of an assessment tool helps you consider equity-related impacts of an issue, program, or policy decision and new tools to support action steps for advancing equity.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits, assessments, case studies, assess a program/policy

Health in all policies: A guide for state and local governments
PHI: Public Health Institute
This guide describes the Health in All Policies approach to health improvement and outlines action steps for implementing this strategy.
tag(s): influence public policy, guides/toolkits, case studies, work across sectors

Minnesota's tomorrow: Equity is the superior growth model
PolicyLink
This report makes the economic case for health equity from a policymaker's perspective.
tag(s): influence public policy, reports/articles, case studies, communicate with elected officials

Opportunity for all: The path to health equity
Sudbury & District Health Unit
Opportunity for All provides an example from Canada about how to use local data to inform community conversations about health equity.
tag(s): case studies

Organizational self-assessment for addressing health inequities toolkit
Bay Area Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII)
This toolkit provides data-gathering tools to help local health departments identify the skills and infrastructure they need to advance health equity.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits, case studies, assessments

A practitioner's guide for advancing health equity: Community strategies for preventing chronic disease
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This guide helps public health professionals incorporate the goal of health equity into current public health practice.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits, case studies, assess my organization

Racial equity and social justice tool
City of Madison, WI
This assessment tool evaluates how decisions might impact low-income populations and communities of color.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, assessments, case studies, assess a program/policy

Racial equity assessment toolkit
City of St. Paul
This presentation provides training on the use of a Racial Equity Assessment Tool for analyzing the the impact of policies, procedures, services, and budget decisions on populations of color.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, presentations, assessments, case studies

Racial equity plan materials
City of Portland, OR
This extensive spreadsheet and user guide offers a structured way to conduct an organizational assessment.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, assessments, case studies

 

Guides/toolkits

Addressing the social determinants of health through the community health improvement matrix
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
This brief discusses how to determine whether you address social determinants of health in community health improvement activities.
tag(s): equip staff, guides/toolkits

Advancing the mission: Tools for equity, diversity, and inclusion
Annie E. Casey Foundation
This resource contains eight tools to help organizations identify opportunities to integrate equity goals into their programs and operations.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits, case studies, assess my organization, assess a program/policy

Applying social determinants of health indicator data for advancing health equity
Bay Area Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII)
This guide describes how to collect, analyze, and share data related to the social determinants of health, and identifies a core set of fifteen indicators.
tag(s): collect and use data for change, guides/toolkits, case studies

Effective communication
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
This excerpt from a larger toolkit identifies strategies for communicating about health equity and social determinants of health.
tag(s): spread the word about what creates health, guides/toolkits, communicate with elected officials

Equity and empowerment lens – first version
Multnomah County, OR
This guide to a series of tools can help an organization assess programs or policies for equity impacts, and implement an action plan to improve equity.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits, assessments, case studies, assess my organization

Equity and empowerment lens [updated]
Multnomah County, OR
This updated version of an assessment tool helps you consider equity-related impacts of an issue, program, or policy decision and new tools to support action steps for advancing equity.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits, assessments, case studies, assess a program/policy

Equity and inclusion lens handbook
City of Ottawa, City for All Women Initiative (CAWI)
This guide will help you apply an equity lens to a wide range of public health activities; it was developed to support Ottawa's work to embed equity into its programs and operations.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits, assessments, assess a program/policy

Guidelines for achieving health equity in practice
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
This three-page document modifies the ten essential services to incorporate health equity.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits

Health and well-being for all: Accelerating learning about social determinants
CDC Foundation
This "meeting in a box" provides interactive materials you can use to discuss the factors that affect health, and for conversations about how to take action through teamwork and cross-sector collaboration.
tag(s): spread the word about what creates health, guides/toolkits, change the narrative, build community relationships

Health equity data analysis (HEDA)
Minnesota Department of Health
This guide provides information on how to think about, collect, and analyze local data related to health equity. It provides a starting point for understanding how to document health inequities.
tag(s): collect and use data for change, guides/toolkits

HealthEquityGuide.org
Human Impact Partners
This website identifies a set of practices for advancing equity, provides examples of health departments using those practices, and suggests actions and additional resources for health departments to advance health equity.
tag(s): equip staff, guides/toolkits

Health equity and prevention primer
Prevention Institute
This primer includes presentations and other resources to convey the importance of working on health equity, and provides ideas for where to start.
tag(s): equip staff, guides/toolkits

Health in all policies: A guide for state and local governments
PHI: Public Health Institute
This guide describes the Health in All Policies approach to health improvement and outlines action steps for implementing this strategy.
tag(s): influence public policy, guides/toolkits, case studies, work across sectors

Healthy People 2020: Social determinants of health
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This website provides an overview of social determinants of health, identifies 10-year health objectives related to the social determinants of health, and provides links to data and other resources.
tag(s): collect and use data for change, guides/toolkits

National Equity Atlas
PolicyLink, University of Southern California Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
The National Equity Atlas is an online resource for data on race, and publications that make an economic case for racial equity.
tag(s): collect and use data for change, guides/toolkits

A new Way to talk about the social determinants of health
RWJF: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This document provides new ways to talk about the social determinants of health for policymakers and other audiences.
tag(s): spread the word about what creates health, guides/toolkits, communicate with elected officials

Organizational self-assessment for addressing health inequities toolkit
Bay Area Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII)
This toolkit provides data-gathering tools to help local health departments identify the skills and infrastructure they need to advance health equity.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits, case studies, assessments

A practitioner's guide for advancing health equity: Community strategies for preventing chronic disease
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This guide helps public health professionals incorporate the goal of health equity into current public health practice.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, guides/toolkits, case studies, assess my organization

Principles of community engagement, second edition
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This foundational publication describes how to engage a community effectively, and outlines the capacities an organization needs in order to do so.
tag(s): authentically engage with the community, guides/toolkits

THRIVE: Tool for Health & Resilience in Vulnerable Environments
Prevention Institute
THRIVE is a framework for understanding how community conditions impact health and a tool for engaging others to take action to improve those conditions.
tag(s): authentically engage with the community, guides/toolkits

 

Presentations

Health equity presentation
City of Bloomington, MN
This presentation is designed to provide basic information to a group regarding health equity, including definitions and data.
tag(s): spread the word about what creates health, presentations, help staff understand equity, change the narrative

Health in all policies: The what, why, and how...
Hennepin County
This presentation articulates why Hennepin County should implement a Health in All Policies approach, and how it might do so.
tag(s): influence public policy, presentations, work across sectors

Racial equity assessment toolkit
City of St. Paul
This presentation provides training on the use of a Racial Equity Assessment Tool for analyzing the the impact of policies, procedures, services, and budget decisions on populations of color.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, presentations, assessments, case studies

 

Reports/articles

10 promising practices to reduce social inequities in health
Sudbury & District Health Unit
This literature review for local public health practitioners summarizes promising practices to impact health equity.
tag(s): show organizational commitment, reports/articles, case studies

Advancing health equity: Case studies of health equity practice in four award-winning California health departments
Berkeley Media Studies Group
This resource profiles four California local health departments and their efforts to advance health equity: their successes, challenges, vision for the future, and lessons learned.
tag(s): reports/articles, case studies

Community engagement to advance health equity: Strategies and tips
Wilder Research
This resource highlights effective community engagement strategies for advancing health equity.
tag(s): authentically engage with the community, reports/articles

Cross-sectoral collaboration: The state health official's role in elevating and promoting health equity in all policies in Minnesota
Bliss DJ, Mishra M, Ayers J, Lupi MV; in Journal of Public Health Management & Practice
This case study highlights the Minnesota Department of Health’s efforts to address health equity, and provides insights into the role of the top state health official.
tag(s): case studies, reports/articles

Embracing equity in community health improvement
Health Resources in Action
This paper discusses how to intentionally integrate equity into community health improvement planning.
tag(s): equip staff, reports/articles

Let's talk
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
This series of seven short documents is designed to promote understanding how key health equity concepts apply to public health practice.
tag(s): equip staff, reports/articles

Measurement of health disparities, health inequities, and social determinants of health to support the advancement of health equity
Penman-Aguilar A, Talih M, Huang D, Moonesinghe R, Bouye K, Beckles G.; in the Journal for Public Health Management & Practice
This article recommends a set of five practices for measuring health disparities, health equity, and social determinants of health.
tag(s): collect and use data for change, reports/articles

Minnesota's tomorrow: Equity is the superior growth model
PolicyLink
This report makes the economic case for health equity from a policymaker's perspective.
tag(s): influence public policy, reports/articles, case studies, communicate with elected officials

The public health nurse's role in achieving health equity: Eliminating inequalities in health
Association of Public Health Nurses
This paper discusses advancing health equity by building on the core competencies of public health nursing, and includes a supplemental resource list.
tag(s): equip staff, reports/articles

Ripple effect mapping: Visually capturing the impacts of policy, systems, and environmental changes to advance health equity
Wilder Research
This brief report describes a unique approach to evaluating the impact and value of complex, multi-partner projects to advance health equity.
tag(s): collect and use data for change, reports/articles

What are health disparities and health equity? We need to be clear
Public Health Reports
This two-page article helps readers understand the difference between health equity and health disparities.
tag(s): spread the word about what creates health, reports/articles, help staff understand equity

 

Videos

Allegories on race and racism
Camara Jones via TEDx Talks
This video uses storytelling to discuss race and racism in the United States, and to empower people to take action to reduce racism.
tag(s): equip staff, videos, help staff understand equity

Cliff analogy of health
Camara Jones via Denver University
This video uses a cliff to illustrate why public health strategies need to move beyond individual services and address social determinants of health.
tag(s): equip staff, videos, help staff understand equity

Confronting power dynamics and engaging the community's voice in collective impact
Collective Impact Forum
This 48-minute video of a plenary discussion with community-based organizations highlights when and how to authentically engage community groups for collective impact.
tag(s): authentically engage with the community, videos

Health equity: Make it your business
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
This website includes five short videos explaining different aspects of health inequities.
tag(s): spread the word about what creates health, equip staff, videos, help staff understand equity, change the narrative

Managing unconscious bias
Facebook
These videos presents information about bias that is grounded in research, in a positive, accessible way. It describes what implicit bias is, where it originates, how different forms of bias play out in the workplace, and things you can do to counteract your biases.
tag(s): equip staff, videos

Moving the race conversation forward
Center for Racial Justice Innovation
This four-minute video highlights the need to talk about race and racism at the systems level in order to advance racial justice.
tag(s): equip staff, videos

Targeted universalism
Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
This brief, animated video explains the difference between a targeted universalism framework and more traditional policy approaches.
tag(s): equip staff, videos

With health and justice for all
APHA: American Public Health Association
This three-minute video from APHA visually depicts the school-to-prison pipeline.
tag(s): spread the word about what creates health, videos

 

Webinars/courses

Achieving equity with Results-Based Accountability
Local and Regional Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE)
This 1.5-hour webinar focuses on using Results-Based Accountability (RBA) to advance racial equity.
tag(s): equip staff, collect and use data for change, webinars/courses

The impact of racism on the health and well-being of the nation
APHA: American Public Health Association
This webinar series helps viewers understand race-related health disparities, plan interventions, and engage in a national conversation about race and health.
tag(s): spread the word about what creates health, equip staff, webinars/courses

Roots of health inequity
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
This structured online learning collaborative for public health practitioners will help improve and apply their knowledge and skills related to health equity.
tag(s): equip staff, webinars/courses

Spent
Urban Ministries of Durham
Spent is a quick and easy web-based game that builds understanding about how low-wage jobs affect individuals and families.
tag(s): equip staff, webinars/courses, help staff understand equity, change the narrative