​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: Taleen Yepremian, Determined to End Inequities in Health Care Access

“It was heartbreaking to see kids that can't see a doctor or can't see psychologists or any type of provider they need because they don't have the insurance, they don't have the access to care.”

Staff Spotlight: Nasaura Miles, Facing and Fighting Inequities from Birth

“It always makes me wonder why we're not listening to the patient when it comes to things that are beneficial to saving their life.”

Upstreamist In Action: Moving Stakeholders from Intention to Action to Reduce Food Insecurity in...

Renee Linyard-Gary knew that addressing social determinants of health in Charleston was not only a matter of identifying opportunities but also coordinating a large group of stakeholders to collective action—and this is how she did it.