Action Learning Guides

Dig into specific topics with a blend of guidance, tools, and hands-on practice and reflection activities.
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What Drives Health?

Health is about more than what happens at the doctor’s office. Social and economic opportunities, such as good schools, stable jobs, and strong social networks are foundational to living long and well. The guidance, tools, and examples here will help you broaden your definition of health.

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Introduction to Equity

Ready to learn more about equity and how it applies to your community? This Action Learning Guide includes guidance, tools, and examples to explain what equity is, why it matters, and how it relates to health. It will help you get started with understanding key terms and concepts and where to begin to take action.

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Understand and Identify Root Causes of Inequities

Healthy communities mean everyone has access to quality schools, healthy foods, safe neighborhoods and affordable homes. However, the reality is not everyone has access to these opportunities in the places where they live. The guidance, tools, and examples here will help you understand and identify the underlying factors that create inequities in communities.

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Partnering With Residents

Engaging community members, especially people most often left out or unheard, is an essential part of improving health outcomes and advancing equity in communities. The guidance, tools, and examples here will help you engage and partner with community residents in a meaningful way.

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Getting Started With Policy Change

Ready to be an agent of change in your community? This Action Learning Guide includes guidance, tools, and examples you find here will help you get started with policy change and ensure your efforts are grounded in equity.

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