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Please note that all of the pages on the Health Equity Guide are printer-friendly so if you want to dive deeper into one particular case study or strategic practice, you can print from the page directly. We always welcome your feedback of what else might be helpful to have on this website.
Core Health Equity Guide Materials
Ways to Get Started
Download a set of actions that local health departments can take to advance health equity internally in their department, across government, and/or with community partners.
The Strategic Practices and Actions
Download all the Strategic Practices and Actions in one place, to help you in group discussions or to track progress.
About the Health Equity Guide
Download an overview of the Health Equity Guide project and an explanation of why it is important to lead with race in health equity work.
Webinars and Events Archive
Changing Internal Practices to Advance Health Equity – August 28, 2019
In this 1-hour webinar, HIP’s Megan Gaydos shares examples of how to transform organizational culture, develop a shared analysis of the root causes of health inequities, and change internal practices using the HealthEquityGuide.org. She also shares specific examples of health departments working to change internal practices in Colorado and Texas. To view the webinar online, please register through Michigan Public Health Training Center’s website.
Advancing Health Equity Through Power Building and Narrative Change – January 29, 2019
In this 1-hour webinar, HIP’s Jonathan Heller and Ana Tellez discuss how elements of power can be harnessed to operationalize health equity in public health practice. The webinar includes Midwest-specific examples of health departments taking on narrative change to advance health equity as well as an overview of the HealthEquityGuide.org. To view the webinar online and receive a Continuing Education Unit credit please register through Michigan Public Health Training Center’s website.
Advancing Health Equity in Health Departments Webinars
Between November 2017 and February 2018, HIP hosted a 4-part webinar series with national experts and local health departments to discuss their work to advance health equity. This series was co-sponsored by our colleagues at GARE, NACCHO and NCHE. Below are materials from the webinar series.
Championing Transformative Change to Advance Health Equity Webinar – February 15, 2018
Part 4 of our webinar series describes why championing transformative change is key to advancing health equity and highlights:
- Describing what we mean by “transformative change” with examples
- How Douglas, Sarpy and Cass Counties in Nebraska are building a supportive cohort of local health equity leaders
- How Minnesota is changing the narrative around health and confronting root causes of inequity
Fostering Community Partnerships to Advance Health Equity Webinar – January 9, 2018
Part 3 of our webinar series describes why fostering community partnerships to build power and community organizing is key to advancing health equity and highlights:
- How Alameda County, CA engages in social justice movements to advance health and racial equity
- How Kansas City, MO shares power and space with community organizers to change policy
- How NACCHO is supporting building community alliances to advance equity
Working Across Government to Advance Racial and Health Equity Webinar – December 12, 2017
Part 2 of our webinar series describes why working across government and being explicit about racism is key to advancing health equity and highlights:
- How King County (Seattle) established shared goals for equity across county government agencies
- How Madison/Dane County in Wisconsin is working with other government agencies to apply racial equity tools and analyses to city and county programs, plans, and policies
- How GARE is helping health departments build government alliances and a shared understanding to advance racial equity
Building Internal Infrastructure to Advance Health Equity Webinar – November 16, 2017
This webinar describes why building internal infrastructure and an inside/outside approach is key to advancing health equity; showcases Health Equity Guide resources, and highlights:
- How New York City is changing internal policies to address racism and structural oppression
- How Rhode Island is braiding together various sources of funding and mobilizing data to build capacity
- How NCHE is helping health departments prioritize upstream policy change
Webinar Organized by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Building a Movement for Health Equity Webinar – January 23, 2018
This webinar profiled the Health Equity Guide (HEG) and County Health Rankings websites, discussed the HEG creation and its theory of change, and described Public Health Madison/Dane County’s work to use the HEG in their PHAB accreditation process and community partnerships to advance health equity.