Online Resources

CDC Promoting Health Equity: A Resource to Help Communities Address Social Determinants of Health

This workbook published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is for public health practitioners and partners interested in addressing social determinants of health in order to promote health and achieve health equity.

Advancing Health Equity in Minnesota: Executive Summary

This document focuses on the difference between how Minnesota is perceived in state health rank and where it stands as it relates to health equity. It highlights Inequities that affect its residents, structural racism, and the recommendations they offer to advance health equity.

The Build Health Challenge Improving Health Through Innovative Collaborations

This document discusses the Build Health Challenge and the types of funding and loans they offer (U.S. only). The overarching goal of the BUILD Health Challenge is to increase the number and effectiveness of hospital, community, and public health collaborations that aim to improve health.

Is Equity of Access to Health Care Achievable in Latin America

In this Article, specialists in equity discuss access to health care in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.

A three stage approach to measuring health inequalities and inequities

This article defines words used in the health equity field and discuses the fluidity in which these words are used.  The main focus of the paper is on the authors proposed three-stage approach. It is a framework that can be used to measure and analyze health inequity. The paper proposes 3 formulas.

Closing the gap in a generation – Health Equity through action on social determinants of health WHO

The purpose of this article is to summarize key findings and recommendations the Commission on Social Determinants of Health concluded to be necessary to promote health equity. They suggest “A global collaboration of policy makers, researchers, and civil society, led by commissioners with a unique blend of political, academic, and advocacy experience.”

The National Equity Atlas Tools for Social Change

The National Equity Atlas is a tool that can be utilizes to track, measure, and follow growth trends in the U.S. It also includes data summaries on topics related to equity.