​Resources for Equity

Recognition is growing that racism, sexism, and other forms of structural inequity are social determinants of health. In fact, these structural issues are social determinants of not just health, but also health equity. What’s also critical to understand is that we in healthcare, isolated as we might feel in our clinics, actually do have the power to affect these large forces.


Health professionals are increasingly hungry for actionable information on this critical, neglected aspect of health equity. We need more conversations, more mutual support, more usable tools.


HealthBegins is committed to catalyzing this movement by creating spaces for conversation, modeling methods, and sharing materials and resources. We see a powerful opportunity where the work of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion meets the work of Social Determinants of Health and the practice of Upstream Quality Improvement. We will make an impact when we weave these approaches together and fold them directly into the daily business of healthcare.


As a starting point, here is a crowdsourced, curated set of resources for health professionals who are passionate about this work. This list is continually updated. Have an additional resource to share? Tell us about it here, and help our whole community build justice and better health for all.


Racial Justice & Health Equity Resources

Featured Content

Staff Spotlight: Erica Jones, Following Her Path and Passion to Help People

“I wish people would try to advocate for themselves more, because I feel like there's this power struggle and people don't feel like they can.”

Staff Spotlight: Kyron Pierce, The Eagle Scout with a Passion For Helping People Lead Healthy Lives

“[Health equity] is very hard work and it might be some years for us to see the fruits of our labor, but it'll be worth it when you do produce it.”

Staff Spotlight: Alejandra Cabrera, Perfectly Imperfect Artist and Health Equity Advocate

When I work with people and communities, I always think back to this sense of not belonging and it drives me to continue to do the heart-work we need to do to advance health equity.