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People with disabilities belong everywhere and deserve equitable access to employment, education, housing, healthcare, and recreation. They have made immense contributions to all aspects of life and culture in the United States, despite being historically excluded from many of the fields they impact. Today, 26% of adults in the U.S. (61 million people) live with a disability. The disabled community has made great strides in advancing accessibility and equity, but disabled people still disproportionately face negative health and mental health outcomes. The Accessibility and Disability Equity Library highlights 300+ newly-curated resources and stories to advance equitable health outcomes for people with disabilities.


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New Topic: Kidney Diseases

Chronic kidney disease is estimated to affect more than 1 in 7 U.S. adults and can have major impacts on an individual’s quality of life. Dialysis, a common treatment for chronic kidney disease, is often confining and inconvenient, as it typically requires patients to be tethered to machines for 9-15 hours each week. Improving kidney health stands to improve society’s overall health and well-being. Learn more about kidney diseases and explore dozens of newly curated resources on this emerging topic.


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North Sound ACH Resource Library

North Sound Accountable Community of Health exists to create a just and inclusive culture, and the necessary conditions for all community members across Washington State's North Sound region to thrive. The North Sound ACH Resource Library--a Community Commons Space---brings the wisdom, innovations, and best practices that already exist in North Sound together, making them accessible online. Explore 300+ curated resources, including tools, stories, reports, videos, and more.


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Pathways to Population Health Equity Action Plan

Public health has always prioritized health equity, but we have not always had the tools or set-up to take strategic action together with the public. This collaboration tool guides users through the process of documenting and identifying priority areas and strategies to advance health equity. Learn more about using this tool to foster a dialogue within your community and how to build a more prepared, resilient, and proactive public health system at every level.


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Reclaiming Indigenous Health in the US: Moving beyond the Social Determinants of Health

This article explores Indigenous nations pursuing a policy role in health and seeking to improve the health and wellness of their nations' citizens. Policies and practices for Indigenous nations and communities should reflect and arise from sovereignty and comprehensive understanding of Indigenous conceptions of health. Learn more about the movement to reclaim Indigenous health and move away from the use of one-size-fits-all social determinants of health framework.


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Lives Saved Calculator

Every ton of carbon pollution we can avoid now will save lives in the years to come. This tool allows users to explore the ways climate change will impact where they live, work, and do business. Users can choose a location in the United States and view the projected number of lives and dollars that would be saved with different levels of emissions reduction in that area. Learn more about how reducing emissions in your community improves public health globally.


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Resources for Rural Community Health Needs Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans

Specific models for improvement in rural areas are necessary to recognize unique challenges and opportunities in rural communities. This resource for rural health stakeholders outlines the process of systematically improving population health and health equity in rural communities through a community health improvement process. Learn more about improvement planning and get connected to more rural-specific resources.


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Indigenous Knowledge Library


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Achieving Racial and Ethnic Equity in U.S. Health Care: A Scorecard of State Performance


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