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We share evidence-based resources from partners and public health thought leaders on health equity, public health infrastructure, systems change, social determinants of health, innovation, and more, including databases, toolkits, guides, and educational opportunities.

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2022 County Health Rankings National Findings Report

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) brings actionable data, evidence, guidance, and stories to diverse leaders and residents so people and communities can be healthier.

Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts

Teams from the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Center for Health Justice came together to produce this document, “Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts,” providing physicians, health care workers and others a valuable foundational toolkit for health equity.

Community-Based Workforce Principles for Pandemic Response and Resilience

A guide to help state and local leaders and allies advance urgent health equity priorities as part of COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. 

Creating The Healthiest Nation: Advancing Health Equity

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Advancing Health Equity explains why health inequities hurt public health. The fact sheet outlines key principles for advancing health equity and takes a look at the role of such social determinants of health as housing, education, income and neighborhood conditions.

Prioritizing Equity video series

The Prioritizing Equity video series explores the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities in the United States. These videos shed light on the root causes of health inequities and offer valuable lessons for racial justice and health equity from leading voices in health care.

Resource Guide: Operationalizing Anti-Racism, Social Justice, and Health Equity Principles through Performance Improvement

Through a five-session ECHO Public Health series supported by the Public Health Performance Improvement Network (phPIN), performance improvement practitioners were introduced to tools, strategies, and other resources to operationalize anti-racism, social justice, and health equity principles through performance management. This guide includes resources and tools that were featured in the training series.

The Complexities of Health Deserts

At least one Texas rural hospital has closed each year since 2011. The endemic disadvantages in underserved communities affect not only the citizens but also the lone physician. Reducing health disparities in these communities includes comprehensive support for the rural physician and its community members.

The HOPE Initiative

The Health Opportunity and Equity (HOPE) Initiative provides an interactive data tool designed to help states and the country move beyond measuring disparities to spurring action toward health equity.

What Is Public Health? What Is Public Health? Our Commitment to Safe, Healthy Communities

What is Public Health? Our Commitment to Safe, Healthy Communities provides a definition and examples of public health and answers why it’s important and who does it.