Templates/ Tools

  • Board and Staff Matrix 
    • Under the Race and Health Equity Board Committee, the Public Health Institute of Western MA developed a matrix to monitor and ensure that our staff and board are reflective of the region and include populations that experience health inequities.
  • Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization 
    • 1 page summary adopted from original concept by Bailey Jackson and Rita Hardiman. 
  • Health Equity Standard of Practice Checklist
    • This checklist is a living document that we use to be explicit about the practices we engage in to support equity in our work. PHIWM uses this checklist for all new research & evaluation projects.
  • Levers to Move Organizations Through the Race Equity Cycle
  • Massachusetts Municipal DEI  Coalition
    • ​​​​​​​Many municipal governments have created or strengthened diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts. After the murder of George Floyd, a period of social unrest caused organizations across numerous sectors—local government included—to examine how they could take a stand against racial injustice. This guide is a collection of lessons gathered by municipal DEI practitioners throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Race and Health Equity Glossary 
    • The Glossary developed by regional thinkers committed to advancing regional equity is offered as a tool for moving conversations, initiatives, organizations, projects, programs, plans and other types of efforts forward with an equity lens. 
  • Six Phases of Racial Equity Practice



  • Implicit Bias: This training will educate both the individual and the organization about Implicit Bias as it relates to race. There is a clear emphasis of how not recognizing theses biases supports Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) in both the individual and organizational structure. This training aids in the removal of shame and the reduction of white fragility when discussing race, and allows for a more expansive diagnosis when dealing with racism at the organization level. The implicit Bias approach uses the Person, Role and System Model, and introduces the participants to the Accountability Map. This training shows the participants that implicit bias is both predictive and preventative. This training concludes by aiding individuals and organizations with key strategies to engage when dealing with its own biases.  Facilitated by African Diaspora Mental Health Association