Engage 5+ Million People in Dialogue
We are engaging our social media networks to help us reach 5 million people in a dialogue about equity. Join us by recommitting to our common humanity and taking action in our communities and in our country.
Click on the resources below to learn how you can create a dialogue about equity in your community. Check back often, as we are adding many resources in early August.
- Pollen: Founded in the belief that connecting is about more than exchanging business cards, Pollen shares the stories behind individuals, turn opportunities into realities, and champion getting off the couch to learn about the world. Their approach uses moments of connection and visceral storytelling to inspire and grow ideas and helps people break down barriers to build better connected communities.
Share your personal story about equity or take a picture of your equity vision or pledge and put it on Facebook or Twitter. Use hashtags #healthequitynow and #100mlives. You can also submit your picture/pledge to [email protected] for it to be featured.
Build Your Equity Muscles
Click on the resources below to begin to “build your equity muscles” and start to move dialogue into action. Check back often, as we are adding many resources in early August.
- 100 Million Healthier Lives Program Belief: Approach to Equity: To address equity as the price of admission, we have committed as a movement to proactively support people and policies that may be especially vulnerable. The leaders of the Equity and Social Determinants of Health Hub have put together a concept paper about how our shared movement is addressing the drivers equity as a resource for members across the movement and beyond. Read the concept paper by clicking here. If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please email [email protected].
- Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations: This White Paper developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement provides guidance on how health care organizations can help persons throughout the US who are facing significant health disparities related to their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion. The IHI White Paper includes a framework for health care organizations to improve health equity in the communities they serve, guidance for measuring health equity, a case study of one health care organization that has strategically integrated work to improve health equity throughout their system, and a self-assessment tool for health care organizations to gauge their current focus on and efforts to improve health equity. Click here to access the White Paper.
- B Stigma-Free: This non-profit organization works to reduce stigma and aims to foster understanding and respect of people perceived as having a difference, such as an attribute, trait or disability. Through education, advocacy and community engagement, B Stigma-Free™ partners with others who share our commitment to eradicate bias and prejudice. B Stigma-Free™ brings together divergent organizations that share a common concern, the stigmatization of their target population: Weight bias, stigma of mental illness, discrimination toward people with disease or disability, fear of acknowledging early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, homophobia and transphobia, heightism, racism, sexism. Through a new, social movement, B Stigma-Free tackles the polarization in our communities and across the country with an innovative method of community engagement, exposing and reducing stigma in our society.
- Health and Society: The purpose of this Harvard Edx course called “Health and Society” is to introduce students to the major social variables that affect population health. Click here to access the course.
- Delaware Health Equity Guide for Public Health Practitioners and Partners (Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Community Health): Delaware Health Equity Guide takes existing literature and evidence tied to Health Equity and organizes that information into themes. The guide provides examples of how these evidence based themes are being executed in different settings.
- ISAIAH: A faith-based organization focused on building power for change, a vehicle for congregations, clergy, and people of faith to act collectively and powerfully towards racial and economic equity in the state of Minnesota.
- Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Health Equity: An organization advancing health equity is an essential goal for a healthy Minnesota and the work of Minnesota Department of Health. Their website includes resources and reports related to the Triple Aim of Health Equity: Implement health in all policies with equity as the goal, expand our understanding of what creates health, strengthen the capacity of communities to create their own healthy future.
- The National Equity Atlas: An organization is a first-of-its-kind data and policy tool for the community leaders and policymakers who are working to build a new economy that is equitable, resilient, and prosperous. The Atlas provides data on demographic change, racial inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity for the 100 largest cities, 150 largest regions, all 50 states, and the United States.
- PolicyLink: An organization that connects the work of people on the ground to the creation of sustainable communities of opportunity that allow everyone to participate and prosper. Such communities offer access to quality jobs, affordable housing, good schools, transportation, and the benefits of healthy food and physical activity. Guided by the belief that those closest to the nation’s challenges are central to finding solutions, PolicyLink relies on the wisdom, voice, and experience of local residents and organizations.
- Under Construction Project: a project of Frontline Solutions, made possible through the support by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Under Construction is a multimedia online exhibit showcasing some of the best and brightest organizations working with males of color. The UC team of filmmakers, photographers, writers, and nonprofit experts worked directly with each of these organizations for several weeks. The collaborations yielded comprehensive portraits of the services men of color receive. Each profile features a short video, a photography exhibit, a visual program model, and a narrative essay detailing the efforts of these organizations.
- WIHI: How Health Care Can Accelerate Health Equity: What might be possible if health care organizations across the US made a commitment to work to achieve health equity in their communities in dramatically new ways? This is something IHI, in collaboration with partners who’ve been wrestling with health inequities for years, have been looking into… in search of fresh solutions. The results of this exploration are now captured in a new IHI White Paper that they discussed in the recording of the September 15 WIHI: How Health Care Can Accelerate Health Equity.
Click on the action areas below to access resources in each of the categories:
- Ensure every child thrives from cradle to career
- From neighborhoods of concentrated poverty to communities of solution
- Interrupt the school to prison pipeline
- Promote race amity
- Replace chronic hunger with access to healthy food
- Decrease violence in our communities
- Help workplaces promote health and well-being
- Ensure Veterans have the supports they need
- Assure income security for families
- Turn the Tide on Opioids
- End homelessness in my community
- Use community based approaches to address chronic disease