The Consumer Health Foundation uses these tools to further its mission, which is to advocate for racial equity and racial justice through programs and investments that advance the health and well-being of low-income communities and communities of color.

“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” (Race Forward).

The organizational assessment tool created by Western States Center contains a sampling of questions designed to help organizations examine the ways in which they currently engage with issues of racial justice.

 

 

Racial Equity Learning Exchange Resources

In 2018, CHF launched a pilot project called the Racial Equity Learning Exchange in an effort to convene nonprofit staff and advocates in the Washington, DC region whose organizations have made an explicit commitment to racial equity in its mission or are undergoing a process to become a racially equitable organization.