Advancing Equity & Anti-Racism

Measuring Social Determinants of Health

The PhenX toolkit curates standard data collection measures for various topic areas, this specific one being for measuring social determinants of health. Using standard measures allows you to compare "apples to apples" with other research projects, as opposed to each...

Guide to Equitable Language in Grant Writing

This one-page infographic is a good reminder of some key considerations when writing about health disparities and health equity using language that accurately describes the context and respects/empowers the population. Perfect to print and post in your work space.

Firearm Injury Prevention Dashboard

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health offers a data dashboard where you can find citywide statistics relating to gun violence and its upstream factors, like poverty and other social determinants of health. Firearm suicide data are also available.

Community Wise Podcast: Racial Equity episode

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) podcast, titled Community Wise, welcomes PolicyLink President and CEO Michael McAfee to explore the present and future of community and economic development through the lens of racial equity. This is an informative...

The Curb-Cut Effect

This article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review defines the "curb-cut effect" which is the tendency for laws and programs designed to benefit vulnerable groups, such as people with disabilities or people who have been marginalized, often end up benefiting all of...