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Racism and Health Equity in Community Action

This webinar explores the intersections of poverty, health and racism in America. The webinar introduces the Community Action Network to the American Public Health Association’s six-part webinar series, Advancing Racial Equity, which explores racism as driving force for the social determinants of health.

The State of Women and Poverty Centering in Intersectional Narratives and Implications for the Future

The alarming number of American women living in poverty is a recurring trend. With more women than men living in poverty in the US, the COVID-19 pandemic has not only endangered the economic security of women but has put families at increased risk of falling into poverty and remaining there. During this webinar, an intersectional analysis of women in poverty will consider the implications and opportunities for families and their health and well-being and imagine a new economy using an equity lens.

Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series: Discussion Guide

This guide is to be used in conjunction with viewing the webinar series and includes a webinar summary, pre- and post-webinar questions, an activity and resources for each webinar in the series. Primarily designed for public health students and professionals, this guide can be used by anyone interested in having meaningful discussions about racism and racial equity.

Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series Discussion Guide

This guide is to be used in conjunction with viewing the webinar series and includes a webinar summary, pre- and post webinar questions, an activity and resources for each webinar in the series. Primarily designed for public health students and professionals, this guide can be used by anyone interested in having meaningful discussions about racism and racial equity. The guide is designed to help viewers recap the content of the webinars as well as to provide a framework to invoke meaningful conversations about racism and its connection to health inequities in the United States.

Practice Transformation Resource Tour

During this webinar, participants learned more about the National Partnership’s Practice Transformation Resources. These resources will help organizations’ apply evidence-based anti-poverty practices to better serve families. The Practice Transformation team supports organizations to transform their agencies and communities through the integration of services, ongoing training and technical assistance, and resource dissemination. We will tour training materials, reports, guides and upcoming opportunities to help you improve outcomes and identify effective, promising, and innovative practice models that alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty. Some of the content covered will include COVID-19 publications, guides for developing a Whole Family/2-Gen Approach, and tools for strengthening equity.

Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration 2021

The entire Community Action Network was invited to join a Fireside Chat with Community Action Legacy Leader, Lois Carson on January 28th, 2021. During the webinar, National Partnership Board Chair, Bryan Duncan and Denise Harlow engaged Ms. Carson in a reflective conversation about the history of Community Action’s connection to MLK and invited the Community Action Network to look towards future opportunities to build collective opportunities for everyone.

The National Partnership is also collecting local agencies MLK Commemoration efforts, using the hashtag #CAABelovedCommunity.

Applying the Racial Equity Lens to this Moment: A Resource Tour

National Partnership staff, Denise Harlow and Tiffney Marley, provide a walk-through of new resources that are available to advance racial equity in our organizations and communities.

Fireside Chat with Vu Le: Equity in Nonprofit Leadership and Navigating Barriers to Justice in the Current Climate

Is it possible to make 2020 suck any less? During these difficult times, Vu Le, who knows how to bring a sense of humor to the nonprofit world, joins the National Partnership CEO, Denise Harlow, to discuss equity among leadership and navigating barriers to justice.

Centering Racial Equity in Housing Needs with the National Alliance to End Homelessness

The NAEH provided an overview of housing needs with the COVID-19 framework and discussed why race equity is at the center of responses and steps that programs and localities can be taking into account to move toward a more equitable response to homelessness and housing needs, including access to resources, attention to outcomes, understanding of contributing factors.

Applying the Equity Lens to COVID-19 Response and Recovery

As part of the The Community Action COVID-19 Resource Series, this brief discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted people of color and provides equitable approaches for human service delivery.

Leadership in Action: An Anthology from the Aspen Institute Colorado Children and Families Fellowship

It is our pleasure to share this collection of leadership briefs from the inspiring leaders who make up the first cohort of the Aspen Institute Colorado Children and Families Fellowship. This journey began with a question: What would it take to make Colorado the best place to have a child and raise a thriving family?

A Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Within Data Integration

This tool kit, developed by a national workgroup of civic data stakeholders, aims to support data sharing and integration done well. It encourages centering racial equity and community voice within the context of data integration and use — and for the benefit of the public good. Packed with strategies, stories, resources and activities, the tool kit aids organizations in deliberately applying a race equity lens when using, disseminating and integrating administrative data for civic purposes. It also runs readers through the six phases of the data life cycle, highlighting both positive and problematic practices as well as real-world examples of work taking place at each stage.

Addressing Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety, And Stereotype Threat In Education And Health Care

This report, released in the fall of 2014, details the social science that can help us understand the day-to-day dynamics of race and how to alter the circumstances that too often culminate in tragedy.

Notes on a Cultural Strategy for Belonging

Work for justice and liberation requires the inclusion of arts and culture. The Haas Institute’s Notes on A Cultural Strategy report outlines a cultural strategy for belonging that centers the leadership, voices, storytelling, practices, and knowledge of people and communities who are marginalized in our society. It offers resources, evidence, case studies, and a workshop module for cultural strategies that are rooted in the Haas Institute’s Othering & Belonging framework as well as in many successful models of activism and organizing.

Awake to Woke to Work: Building A Racial Equity Culture

In a sector focused on improving social outcomes across a wide range of issues, we need only look within our own organizations to understand why we have not yet achieved the depth of change we seek. Throughout the social sector, there remains a glaring omission of a fundamental element of social impact: race equity. Race equity must be centered as a core goal of social impact across the sector in order to achieve our true potential and fulfill our organizational missions. The goal of this publication was to identify the personal beliefs and behaviors, cultural characteristics, operational tactics, and administrative practices that accelerate measurable progress as organizations move through distinct phases toward race equity.


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