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. W.K. Kellogg Foundation Resources. https://www.wkkf.org/resources/

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.

5. National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership online guide to Resources for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Urban Institute). https://www.neighborhoodindicators.org/library/guides/resources-diversity-equity-and-inclusion. Efforts are categorized into two areas: 1) Promoting DEI practices within Partner organizations, including hiring, retention, and assembling advisory or governing boards and 2) Highlighting how Partners’ products and services can further DEI in their communities. In 2019, a set of resources were compiled to help Partners center DEI in their internal processes and external products; while tailored for NNIP members like DataHaven, the resources would also be relevant for other research organizations.