Racial Equity Data and Planning Resources

Often, we receive general questions about collecing and using data to advance racial equity. The resources listed here are intended to provide guidance in this area.

1. Racial Equity Tools. Visit: https://www.racialequitytools.org/home. Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers more than 2,500 different tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for systems, organizations, and communities.

2. Racial Equity Resource Guide (W.K. Kellogg Foundation). Visit: http://www.racialequityresourceguide.org/index.cfm. This online project includes practical resources including articles, organizations, research, books, media strategies and training curricula aimed at helping organizations and individuals working to achieve racial healing and equity in their communities. Users may build a customized racial equity resource guide.

3. Counting a Diverse Nation (PolicyLink). Visit: https://www.policylink.org/sites/default/files/Counting_a_Diverse_Nation_08_15_18.pdf. This is a 2018 report written by PolicyLink through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It articulates the importance of data disaggregation and explains methods for collecting and analyzing data on race and ethnicity.

4. Racism and Health: Evidence and Needed Research (Annual Review of Public Health). Visit: https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-040218-043750. This 2019 article provides an overview of structural racism, cultural racism, and individual-level racism. Recommendations for future research and a discussion on interventions to address racial inequity are also included.