Goal Two of MCHB's Division of MCH Workforce Development focuses on Diversity and Health Equity - Prepare and empower MCH leaders from diverse communities to promote health equity, wellness, and reduce disparities in health and health care. This includes: (1) recruitment and retention of faculty, trainees and program staff from racial and ethnically diverse and underserved backgrounds; (2) training awareness of disparities and inequities through curricula, research, learning, practice and service environments; and (3) integration of cultural and linguistic competence in all aspects of training, learning, practice and service. The Center includes a focus on health equity in all of its work and resources. The following are some online resources to guide your work to include health equity into your daily work.
Health Equity Resources
The MCH Navigator has developed a number of resources on Health Equity.
Start Here with the following National MCH Workforce Development Center/MCH Navigator resources:
Dig Deeper with the following resources:
Cultural Competency (MCH Leadership Competency 7):
- Training List (trainings drawn from the MCH Navigator database)
- Collaborating for Equity and Justice Toolkit (Community Tool Box Workstations). This toolkit was created to support the related Nonprofit Quarterly publication: Collaborating for Equity and Justice: Moving Beyond Collective Impact. Clicking on a link below will bring you to a page with case studies, resources and tools related to that principle.
- Racial Equity Impact Analysis (REIA) Tool (Race Matters Institute). This tool helps you both raise the overall bar and close the racial gaps that exist on any given indicator by devising or revising approaches so that they speak specifically to how different groups experience an issue. Greater intentionality to understanding how groups are differently situated, and more strategic action from that intentionality, promise better results for all groups and the narrowing of gaps among them. This is what effective work toward racial equity produces.
- Is My Implementation Practice Culturally Responsive? (MPHI and the Implementation Group). This tool consists of self-assessment checklists designed for implementation practitioners working in community to support to philanthropies, agencies, projects, and boards of directors that require such work to be conducted through a lens of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Lifecourse Theory and Social Determinants of Health