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Association of Academic Health Centers and the Social Determinants of Health

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

• Division of Community Health (DCH): A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity
Promoting Health Equity: A Resource to Help Communities Address Social Determinants of Health
REACHing Across the Divide: Finding Solutions to Health Disparities

Drivers for Health Equity

Prevention Institute: THRIVE: Community Tool for Health & Resilience In Vulnerable Environments

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of Health

National Association for City and County Health Officials: Health Equity and Social Justice Tools


University of Wisconsin County Health Rankings and Roadmaps: Using What Works for Health

What Works for America: Investing in What Works for America’s Communities The book and website is a joint project of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Low Income Investment Fund.

World Health Organization: Action on the Social Determinants of Health: Learning from Previous Experiences



Prevention Institute: Health Equity and Prevention Primer

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials: Addressing Inequities in Urban Environments

CDC DCH: Health Equity Guide: Maximizing Active Living Strategies to Advance Health Equity (Section 4, page 84)

Center for Assessment and Policy Development, MP Associates and World Trust: Racial Equity Tools

Environmental Protection Agency: Environmental Mapping



American Association of Retired Persons Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research



National Academy of Sciences: Institute of Medicine of the Academies: Understanding the Relationship Between Education and Health

National Academies Press: Health Lens to Decision Making (available for purchase)

Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy: Reframing School Dropout as a Public Health Issue (via CDC)