This resource guide was initiated by the PHIWM Board's Race & Health Equity Committee and augmented by regional partners and collaborations. Through discussions, activities, and the development of a resource library, the committee and regional partners work to support professional development and personal growth by fostering a learning community. These resources were gathered from various platforms that lend differing perspectives and scholarly insights.

We hope organizations and stakeholders will utilize this guide to strengthen their understanding of race and health equity, serve as a guide for difficult conversations, and utilize this tool as a form of education to help aid and support the development of equitable communities.

Help us keep this tool up to date! Given that conversations around race and equity will continue to evolve as well as the resources used to support growth and learning the committee seeks your comments, additions, or upgrades. Contact us with your suggestions, comments, and updates.

 

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Putting Resources into Practice: A Race and Health Equity Blog

We would love to hear from you! Let us know what your favorite resource is and how you have used it to advance race and health equity.

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Learn how Geoff Naunheim has used the Race and Health Equity Guide. Geoff is the Executive Director of the United Way of the Franklin & Hampshire Region, and he serves on the PHIWM Board of Directors.
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Liv Anna Homstead is Coalition Building Manager at the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts. Learn about some of the resources she has used in her journey.
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Francheska Bermudez is the 413Cares Program Coordinator. Learn about one of her favorite resources in the Race and Health Equity Guide.
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Jennifer Lee-Rambharose is a research associate for the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy and project coordinator for the Community Living Equity Center at Brandeis. She is a resident of Springfield and a proud woman with a disability. She serves as the President of PHIWM’s Board of Directors. Learn about some of the resources Jennifer recommends to build Board capacity around race and health equity.
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Learn how Doug Salvador, MD, MPH has used the Race and Health Equity Resource Guide. Doug is the Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at Baystate Health, and he serves on PHIWM's Board of Directors.
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Learn about Amanda Lesnick and the Gándara Center's journey to advance race and health equity.
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Learn how Gloria Caballero Roca plans to use the Race and Health Equity Resource Guide. Gloria is a Professor at Bard Micro College and serves on the PHIWM Board of Directors.
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Read Nigel Greave's charge for philanthropic organizations to advance health and racial equity.
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Learn about Leela Ramachandran's favorite resource in the Race and Health Equity Resource Guide.
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Learn about one of Lisa Ranghelli's favorite resources in the Race and Health Equity Resource Guide.
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Learn about Kimberly Robinson's favorite resources in the Race and Health Equity Resource Guide. Kimberly is the Executive Director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and serves on PHIWM's Board of Directors.
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Read how Sarah Morgan, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Health New England, is using the Race and Health Equity Resource Guide.
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Read how Kimberley Lee, PHIWM Board Member and Chief of Creative Strategy and Development at MiraVista Behavioral Health Center, is using the resources from the Race and Health Equity Resource Guide.
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Read how Briana Wales-Thaxton, VP for People and Culture at Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, is using the resources from the Race and Health Equity Resource Guide.
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Read how Executive Director Jessica Collins is using the resources from our Race and Health Equity Resource Guide.
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Read how Sarah Perez McAdoo, MD, MPH, uses PHIWM's Race and Health Equity Resource Guide.
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Learn how Victoria Ramos is using resources in our Race and Health Equity Resource Guide.
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See how Cristina Huebner Torres PhD, MA, Chief Research & Population Health Officer at Caring Health Center, Inc. is using the resources from our Race and Health Equity Resource Guide.
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Learn how Joshua A. Garcia, Mayor of Holyoke, is using resources in our Race and Health Equity Resource Guide.
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Read what Nikki Burnett, Executive Director at Educare Springfield, has to say about PHIWM's Race and Health Equity Resource Guide.