Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Cook County Partners with Community to Tackle Structural Racism and Build Community Power

Human Impact Partners

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Case Study

Organizational Change/ Development
Economic Stability
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Infrastructure Support

This case study outlines how the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) in Illinois partnered with community organizers on worker and immigrant rights to create a multisectoral collaborative to address root causes of health inequity called the Collaborative for Health Equity. This collaborative explicitly works to address structural racism and health inequities. It has built relationships with local social justice organizations that have helped guide CCDPH to center health equity in its strategic plans.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Partnership Building, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Non U.S. Born Persons, People Experiencing Poverty

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