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Racism and Health Suggested Resources
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The conventional approach to race consciousness work within public health has been to attribute racial inequities to non-racial factors (eg SES) or biological determinants, with limited critical examination of how public health norms might influence knowledge on a topic.   The following resources are categorized to build the internal capacity of the WPHA membership body.  It is our desire to model the practice of authentic engagement that does not lend it itself to performative allyship that could perpetuate the cycle of emotional labor on those have been historically marginalized and minoritized. 

Defining Health Equity

Building Leadership for Health Equity

Building Leadership for Organizational Capacity Building for Health Equity

Leveraging Institutional Capital for Health Equity Sustainability

Coalition Building and Partnerships

Research and Evaluation for Health Equity

Framing and Communication for Health Equity

Policy Advocacy to Institutionalize Health Equity


*These tools have been compiled by the WPHA Racial Equity Workgroup. This list is offered as a resource for education, but is not exhaustive of all resources. Please continue to share resources with the WPHA Office that may be useful to add.

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