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