Action Planning and Reporting Strategies

Content includes resources that enable organizations to create action plans and set equity goals.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Social Vulnerability Explorer (ATSDR SVI)

    This social vulnerability index is a customized version of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Social Vulnerability Index (ATSDR SVI). It uses data from the United States’ Census Bureau and other public resources to help identify communities that need support before, during, and after disasters, with a focus on minority, racial, ethnic, and language groups as well as medical vulnerability.

    Return on Investments (ROI) Calculator for Partnerships to Address the Social Determinants of Health

    This calculator is designed to help community-based organizations and their health system partners plan sustainable financial arrangements to fund the delivery of social services to high-need, high-cost (HNHC) patients. HNHC patients, who account for a large share of overall health care spending, often have social needs, clinically complex conditions, cognitive or physical limitations, and/or behavioral health problems. This application is best viewed on a desktop computer, preferably using a Windows operating system and the latest Chrome/Firefox browsers.

    Community-Based Participatory Research: A Strategy for Building Healthy Communities and Promoting Health Through Policy Change

    A Policy Link brief that combines lessons and best practices from around the country with insights drawn from case studies, provides background and context, along with promising practices and sample resources and tools to assist local leaders in planning their own CBPR-inspired projects.

    A User’s Guide to Legislative Health Notes

    PEW Trusts’ guide aids health advocates to create brief, objective, nonpartisan summaries that outline a bill’s potential positive and negative health effects, especially for vulnerable communities. These summaries are backed scientific data, peer-reviewed research, and public health expertise.

    Behavioral Health Implementation Guide for the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care

    Developed by The Office of Minority Health’s, this manual utilizes the 15 guidelines from the original National CLAS standards to provide concrete, feasible implementation strategies for the health and behavioral healthcare community to improve the provision of services to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and other cultural characteristics.

    Root Cause Analysis Worksheet

    A systemic process that allows organizations and individuals to map out “root causes” of societal challenges.

    Anti-Racist Organizational Change: Resources and Tools for Nonprofits

    This resource booklet details how CommunityWise Resource Center enacted Anti-Racist Organizational Change (AROC) to strengthen their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Developing an Action Plan

    This short PowerPoint outlines the main steps and criteria for developing an action plan.

    Forward Through Ferguson’s #STL2039 Action Plan

    This is an example of an action plan that the organization Forward Through Ferguson developed to address racial inequity. The action plan synthesizes data and community member experiences with the goal of creating regional racial equity.

    Seventh Generation Thinking – A Replacement for SWOT

    An alternative to the Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) decision-making methodology that comes from the Iroquois Nation called Seven Generation Stewardship. This concept integrates long-term decision-making into daily leadership practices. Seventh Generation thinking urges the current generation to live and work for the benefit of future generations.

    Mutual Aid Resources

    Mutual Aid is community building and resource sharing. Curated and maintained by Ground Game Los Angeles, Mutual Aid Hub features mutual aid organizers from around the country and facilitates connections for community building.

    Shared Crisis, Shared Solutions

    This report discusses challenges that faces immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic. It emphasizes advocating for immigrant-inclusive emergency financial relief, expanding COVID-19 testing and treatment, and safe work policies during and after the pandemic.

    A Health Needs Assessment of the Filipino American Community in the Greater Las Vegas Area

    An academic article that examines the health behaviors and health conditions in Las Vegas’ Filipino American community.

    County Health Rankings

    This site permits visitors to view health data by entering their state, county, or zip code. More than 30 measures are used to help communities understand how healthy their residents are and what will impact residents in the future.

    National Equity Atlas

    America’s detailed report card for racial and economic equity. Data can help inform stakeholders long-term strategies and action plans.

    500 Cities Project now called PLACES

    PLACES provides model-based population-level analysis and community estimates to all counties, places (incorporated and census designated places), census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) across the United States.

    Public Health is for Everyone

    This online toolkit features accessible-friendly resources that permit public health professionals to create programs that benefit entire communities, including people living with disabilities.

    Scorecard on State Health Care Performance

    This is a state-by-state report measuring access to care, quality of care, health outcomes, and health disparities across the United States.

    The U.S. COVID Community Vulnerability Index

    This updated COVID Community Vulnerability Index from Surge Industries provides concrete data for how well communities have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Users are able to breakdown data by state, county, and census tracts using variables such as socioeconomic status and transportation.

    Health Equity Index

    A health equity tracker from Morehouse’s School of Medicine that allows uses to view health outcomes by race, ethnicity, sex, socioeconomic status, and other factors.

    NV State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease (2021-2022)

    Nevada’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease (TFAD) annually produces a state plan to address Alzheimer’s Disease.  The 2020-2021 plan includes fifteen recommendations ensuring that effective information, education, care, support and public policy appropriately addresses dementia on behalf of all Nevadans.