Racial Equity Assessment Toolkit

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What are Racial Equity Impact Assessments?

A Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) is a systematic examination of how different racial and ethnic groups will likely be affected by a proposed action or decision. REIAs are used to minimize unanticipated adverse consequences in a variety of contexts, including the analysis of proposed policies, institutional practices, programs, plans and budgetary decisions.

The REIA can be a vital tool for preventing institutional racism and for identifying new options to remedy long-standing inequities.

Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience: A Framework for Addressing and Preventing Community Trauma

This report offers a groundbreaking framework for understanding the relationship between community trauma and violence. Until now, there has been no basis for understanding how community trauma undermines both individual and community resilience, especially in communities highly impacted by violence, and what can be done about it. Funded by Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit in Northern California, and based on interviews with practitioners in communities with high rates of violence, the report outlines specific strategies to address and prevent community trauma—and foster resilience—using techniques from those living in affected areas.


A Guide for Grassroots Leadership, Support Organizations, and Funders

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The number of people involved in grassroots leadership is growing, and the organizations they are involved in vary widely greatly in size and scope. These support organizations and funders offer encouragement, training and technical experience in many different ways. The Kellogg Foundation's intention with this publication is to add to the field's body of knowledge and encourage discussions and learning in the arena of grassroots leadership.

Peer Services Toolkit: A Guide to Advancing and Implementing Peer-run Behavioral Health Services


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Representatives from over 20 nationally recognized peer mental health and addiction service agencies were able to participate in a March 25, 2014 ACMHA Peer Leaders Seminar that preceded the 2014 Annual ACMHA Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico. During the day-long program, they shared common concerns that have helped to inform this ACMHA Peer Services Tool Kit, which is aimed at

  • supporting efforts to advocate and expand the capacity, capability and scope of peer services while
  • providing valuable background information for federal, state and local governments and for new payers.