"Sweet" Tools to Advance Equity

The Office of Health Equity created these tools as a resource for government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community based organizations.
Checking Assumptions to Advance Equity

These questions are intended to ensure users are on a path to advance equity by reviewing how an action or decision might impact the health & environment of groups of people most likely to suffer preventable adverse consequences. By checking our assumptions in a variety of contexts, we hope to avoid unintentionally perpetuating inequities.

Authentic Community Engagement to Advance Equity 

These questions are intended to help users thoughtfully engage with communities, and avoid unintentionally perpetuating inequities.

Framing Data to Advance Equity

These tips are intended to help professionals who work with population data, and spark ideas about using data tell the full story.

Measuring Performance to Advance Equity 

These tips are intended to help measure whether or not an agency, program or project is creating conditions for equitable outcomes.

Designing Program Evaluation to Advance Equity

These tips are intended to help in designing program evaluation questions and tracking population-level data over time.

Using Communications to Advance Equity

This tool is intended to help in planning communications strategies and provides guidance to incorporate an equity lens into your communication efforts.

Honoring All Languages to Advance Equity

This tool is intended to help organizations apply a language justice model to provide accessible and meaningful language engagement.
 

Equitable Hiring and Retention Guides are available on the Colorado Equity Alliance website.

 

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