Designed to help communities and grassroots coalitions take charge in the fight against disparities. The toolkit offers an overview of the causes and impacts of disparities in health, an overview of how to look for data and health patterns and using group action as a strategy to address health disparities in communities. Cost for the toolkit is $15 for organizations, schools and libraries; free for individual community members. Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations This association has as its mission to support and advance the affordable housing, economic development and community building strategies of members, and to build the power of low- and moderate-income people to achieve greater economic, social and racial justice. Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers A statewide network of community health workers (CHWs) from all disciplines. Founded in 2000 to enable CHWs to lead the movement to organize, define and strengthen the profession of community health work. Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP) The Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile offers free online access to community-level data, including health and social indicators. Office of Healthy Communities, Regional Centers for Healthy Communities Massachusetts Department of Public Health - offices RCHCS provide technical assistance to Massachusetts public health organizations aiming to build community partnerships, foster interagency collaborations and better serve communities. Programs offered include community leadership development, data and support, and resource libraries. Contact information for the seven state Regional Centers for Healthy Communities can be found through this Web site. Office of Health Equity Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity coordinates activities within MDPH to promote the optimal health and well-being of immigrant, refugee and racial and ethnic minority communities statewide. The site offers helpful links and resources.
Tool 2.2: Resources for Community Partnering (cont.) Massachusetts Ethnic Media Professionals involved with ethnic media work closely with diverse communities and are often involved in organizing community workshops, career fairs and festivals. Partnering with key media can be a powerful way to become more involved in the communities you serve. Ethnic Media Project UMass Boston Center on Media and Society The Center on Media and Society at UMass Boston offers an excellent, comprehensive directory of ethnically and linguistically diverse media in Massachusetts. The site is constantly updated and offers links and contact
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