TA Resource Catalog

This catalog includes all TA products, including training recordings and written products, developed by the COVID-19 Health Equity TA Collaborative for OT21-2103 grant recipients. It will be updated as new products are developed during the grant cycle.

Advancing Equity Through Community Partnerships and Engagement in the Era of COVID-19: Preliminary Findings from Alameda County’s Health Disparities Grant Program

Alameda County’s Health Disparities grant program evaluates COVID-19 strategies for advancing health equity in at-risk populations, emphasizing partnerships and community engagement.

Advancing Community Engagement and Health Equity for State and Local Health Departments

The Foundations of Community Engagement toolkit defines core concepts related to health equity, mental models, community power, and youth development. It applies those learnings to community engagement activities to broaden public health practitioners’ mental models to integrate approaches that intentionally include community voice and build community power.

Achieving Sustainable Health Equity Locally After the COVID-19 Emergency Response

In May 2023, NACCHO’s Marketing and Communications team sought authors to contribute to the November/December 2023 Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) issue.

Accessing Advance Care Planning

In partnership with the University of Arizona Center for Rural Health, AzHHA aims to redesign and update our advance care planning (ACP) program documents to ensure that they are accessible and culturally and linguistically appropriate for use in educating underserved communities in rural areas of Arizona.

Access to Care During COVID-19 Assessment

The City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District partnered with The Health Collaborative and other local organizations to determine how the COVID-19 pandemic and social determinants of health affected access to and use of health care services in San Antonio and Bexar County by data collected through key informant interviews, focus groups, and community-wide surveys – the focus of this report.

COVID Disparities Grant (CDG): A lesson in radical place-based investment to overcome COVID-19 related health disparities

To reduce vaccine inequity in NYC, DOHMH partnered with CBOs through the Covid Disparities Grant (CDG) to provide community engagement and outreach, support direct service referrals, and lead additional partnership-building activities using trained community health workers (CHWs) hired from within COVID-affected communities.

9 Shelby County Zip Codes with Lowest Covid-19 Vaccination Rates and Highest Case Rates

Identify barriers and motivators to COVID-19 immunization among vulnerable populations in Shelby County, TN of suspected overdose-related deaths.

Health Equity TA Language Access and Accessibility Guide

Compiled by NNPHI, this Accessibility and Equity Guide contains resources and best practices for inclusive communication. Section I: Accessibility and Equity through Effective Communication
provides an overview of common aids and services used by those with Communication Disabilities, including sections on American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), Accessible Electronic Documents as well as Inclusivity in Sign Language. Section II: Accessibility and Equity through Own-Language Use will provide an overview of aids and
services for Own-Language Communication, including Verbal Translation, Written Translation, Telephone Interpreting Services (TIS), Choosing a Vendor, Culturally and linguistically appropriate translation of dialects, and Email Communication Best Practices
for U.S Island Territories. Section III: Budgeting for Accessibility and Equity reviews best practices for procurement and contracting to facilitate inclusive community economic growth. Though there are four sections in this document, the four are not mutually
exclusive and have many overlaps. Section IV: Health Literacy provides best practices on incorporating health literacy at various organizational levels.

Language Navigator

The Language Navigator website was created to establish a unified language framework to ensure appropriate and mindful language use. The site is a useful tool for health departments in developing internal and external communications. The site provides four areas of assistance. 1) Language, which includes words to avoid, words to use, reasoning, and source information. 2) Glossary, which includes word definitions and source information. 3) Acronyms, which includes definitions of abbreviates and source information. 4) Resources, which includes links to additional language-related information. An important component of the site is the option for users to request suggestions of content additions, edits, and deletions to ensure the information provided continuously evolves and accurately represents and adapts to diverse identities and cultures. The Language Navigator can be accessed through the Covid 19 Health Equity Technical Assistance Resource Catalog.

Recommendations for Strengthening Partnerships Between Health Departments and Community-Based organizations

This CDC Foundation report was developed with national partners and
informed by input from over 144 health department and community
leaders. It includes recommendations and resources to strengthen
relationships with CBOs along the Spectrum of Community
Engagement to Ownership.

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