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Racial Equity Action Plans: A How-to Manual

November 1, 2016

This manual provides guidance for local governments to develop their own Racial Equity Action Plans after a period of research and information gathering. This manual also provides guidance and tools to conduct this research. GARE created a Racial Equity Action Plan template after a national scan of promising practices from cities and counties that have developed plans for racial equity and the structures that supported successful planning processes. We are also appreciative of the Results Based Accountability framework as a disciplined way of thinking and taking action that communities and government can use to achieve meaningful improvements, eliminate racial inequities and lift up outcomes for all.Racial Equity Plans are both a process and a product. A successful process will build staff capacity which can be valuable during implementation. A process can also serve to familiarize more staff with the jurisdiction's racial equity vision and its theory of change.

Removing Barriers to Breastfeeding: A Structural Race Analysis of First Food

August 20, 2015

This report highlights structural barriers that women face during pregnancy, at the hospital, and in their first weeks and months at home after the baby is born -- including access to Baby-Friendly hospitals and certified lactation consultants, which are often lacking in neighborhoods of color. Our hope is that this foundational analysis gives a baseline to think more deeply about the barriers created by both policy and practice, and gives people the tools to take action to ensure that all women have the choice to breastfeed.

Building The Case For Racial Equity In The Food System

July 14, 2014

The food system works for some, but fails too many of us.  Yet, we already have a glimpse of the possibility of a just and healthy food system.  To get there, we must use a critical race lens to diagnose what is wrong with our current system, assess entry points for change, and determine ways that we can work together to build a better system for all of us.  This report shares an analysis of what it means to build a racially equitable food system – from field to farm to fork – and lays out steps toward achieving that goal.