- Advancing Health Equity in Virginia Social Network
Asset-Based Community Development Institute
- ABCD and its affiliated faculty have created a library of community building workbooks, published scholarly articles, books, and chapters oriented to an array of audiences, and developed training curricula and other materials associated with the asset-based community development approach.
- Association of American Medical Colleges - The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a not-for-profit association representing all 136 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 62 Department of Veteran Affairs medical centers; and 93 academic and scientific societies.
- Civil Rights Resolution Agreement - Following a complaint investigation or compliance review, OCR sometimes determines if it is necessary to negotiate resolution agreements requiring covered entities to revise their policies, practices and procedures to comply with Federal civil rights laws. These agreements can be far-reaching, statewide agreements that call for a systemic change in the way a state does business, or they may cover a single healthcare provider or hospital.
Health Equity and Prevention Primer
- With guidance from state and local health department staff and nationally-recognized health equity experts, The Health Equity and Prevention Primer (HEPP) was developed to serve as an online learning tool, consisting of an equity-focused curriculum and collection of resources to build the knowledge and capacity of practitioners to incorporate health equity into their work. The Primer is comprised of seven brief, interactive presentations along with selected publications, tools, and other resources focused on health equity.
Health Literacy Consulting
- Helps individuals and organizations communicate health information in ways patients, families, and employees can understand
- Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project Monograph
- The Community Tool Box: Promoting community health and development by connecting people, ideas and resources
- The Road to Health Toolkit in Spanish: Kit El camino hacia la buena salud
- The Solid Facts - A report from the World Health Organization summarizing the major SDOHs and their impacts on health, 2003
Commission Reports on Health Equity
Cultural competency and Anti-Oppression Resources/Tool
- Early Childhood Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign in collaboration with many colleagues representing diverse cultural and linguistic roots the CLAS Early Childhood Research Institute collects and describes early childhood/early intervention resources that have been developed across the U.S. for children with disabilities and their families and the service providers who work with them. The materials and resources available on this site reflect the intersection of culture and language, disabilities and child development. Through this site we intend to inform consumers (e.g., practitioners, families, and researchers) about materials and practices that are available and the contexts in which they might select a given material or practice. Parts of the site can also be read in Spanish. We hope you will find the collection and resources helpful and share it with friends and colleagues.
- Kellogg Health Scholars Program - This program develops new leadership in the effort to reduce and eliminate health disparities and to secure equal access to the conditions and services essential for achieving healthy communities.
Health Equity News
- Connections - First issue of the bi-monthly National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention
- Department of Health and Human Services : Solicitation of Nomination for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Minority Health
- Doctors Miss Cultural Needs, Study Says, New York Times - June 10, 2008
- Life Expectancy Declines in Some U.S. Populations, Primarily Those in Deep South, Appalachia, Study Finds
- Poor? Pay Up (Why and in what ways the poor pay more)
- Racial Disparity in Poverty Rate for Elderly Wider Than Government Says
- Research Finds Wide Disparities in Health Care by Race and Region, New York Times - June 5, 2008
- UnitedHealthcare Backs Program to Reduce Racial Disparities, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal - March 15, 2007
- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Solicitation of Nomination for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Minority Health
Federal and State Government Resources
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CDC's Healthy Communities Program
- The centers for disease control and Prevention (CDC) and its partners are working together to create healthy thriving communities across the United States by reducing chronic diseases and attaining Health Equity through training, mentorship, dissemination of effective models, and investments in communities that jump-start local change. These population-based change strategies have been found to be an effective approach to improving the health of communities.
Environmental Nutrition and Activity Community Tool (ENACT)
- ENACT is a concrete menu of strategies designed to help you improve nutrition and activity environments on a local level. These strategies have been organized into seven environments that were carefully selected for their importance in individual and community health
- THRIVE is a tool to help you understand and prioritize the factors within your own community that can help improve health and safety. The tool can help answer questions such as: How can I identify key factors in my community and rate their importance? How are these factors related to health outcomes? What can I do to address each factor? Where can I go for more information?
- Upstream Pathways for Health Inequities
- Upstream vs. Traditional Public Health
Minority Populations in Virginia
There are five federally recognized minority populations in Virginia:
- Race Matters - Toolkit from the Annie E. Casey Foundation designed to help decision-makers, advocates, and elected officials get better results in their work by providing equitable opportunities for all.
Resources to Support Access to Healthy Foods
“Community Food Security in United States Cities: A Survey of the Relevant Scientific Literature” - This resource examines food security literature from four core dimensions that include: consumption level pertains to the number of meals eaten per day, the amount being eaten, and the degree of regularity of meals; quality refers to both the nutritional aspects of food and personal, subjective preferences; sources indicates both the foundations from which foods are supplied and the personal and cultural acceptance of the sources; and cost dimension is central to fully considering components that compose food security/insecurity.
Food Co-op Initiative
- Food Co-op initiative is a non-profit foundation that was created to provide resources and support for communities that want to start new food co-ops. We can offer you support, referrals, and access to training material so that you will have the best chance for a creating a successful co-op or buying club.
- Healthy Corner Stores Network
- Healthy Eating and the Built Environment: Improving Access to Healthy
- Healthy Food, Healthy Communities: Improving Access and Opportunities Through Food Retailing
- National Farm to School Program
- The Obesity Epidemic (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity) This video explains the many factors that have contributed to the obesity epidemic, and showcases several community initiatives taking place to prevent and reduce obesity. Obesity is a national epidemic and a major contributor to some of the leading causes of death in the U.S., including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer. We need to change our communities into places that strongly support healthy eating and active living.
The Benefits of Multimodal Transportation on Health and Social Equity
is a listing of links to public health reports and tools that summarize the importance of transportation planning to health and social equity. The resources summarize the cost of transportation-related health outcomes and describe a range of strategies to create transportation policies that promote health and social equity. View a presentation on the subject as presented by Dr. Michael Royster, Director of The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity. View Here
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