Equity in Community Wellbeing (Engagement (ABCD, Ask how they want to be…
Equity in Community Wellbeing
Equity Lens to the 5 Elements
: Deliberately attend to all forms of inequity within a community by asking how different parts of the community are affected. Ensure those voices are included in setting the agenda for change
Shared Measurement: Thinking carefully about how data will be disaggregated to reveal disparities by neighborhood, race/ethnicity, income level, gender, disability, language, age or generation, and other characteristics important in a community.
Mutually Reinforcing Activities: A commitment to equity means rigorous examinations of who is being engaged and for whom efforts are most effective. Careful to not leave behind those who face the greatest barriers.
Continuous Communication: Stay committed to reversing inequities includes ensuring that comunication is accessible and that the content of those communications disrupts rather than normalizes persistent inequities.
Backbone Support: Backbone organizations need to have credibility with the communities most affected by inequities, staffing that reflects the diversity of those communities, development happens from within
"Large-Scale Social Change Requires Broad Cross-Sector Coordination, Yet The Social Sector Remains Focused On The Isolated Intervention of Individual Organizations" -John Kania & Mark Kramer
Improvement occurs when
all parts of the continuum
are improved at the same time.
t is the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a
for solving a specific social problem
boosting quality of life and reducing their environmental footprints are complementary goals and should be part of the same plan. p. 254
Dane County: Race To Equity
Wellbeing isn't included in Equity, missing major pillar of success
Need to engage in inclusion without singling out people, or making them feel like they are being hired because they are in marginalized groups.
Probably a good start, but attempt 2.0 as opposed to 4.0. getting there.
Ask how they want to be included