Communities Taking Action is a collection of profiles that showcase successful community initiatives aimed at improving health equity. Promoting just and equitable health outcomes require social, cultural and physical environments that prevent illness and injury in the first place and a commitment to promoting racial and social justice. The profiles demonstrate how strong leadership, community engagement and advocacy, innovative thinking and changes in local policies and institutional practices can successfully converge to shape healthier, more equitable community environments.

Prevention Institute would like to acknowledge the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for their funding to support the development of Communities Taking Action. We would also like to thank the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and The California Endowment for the funding they provided to support the development of many of the individual profiles that comprise the database.

Disclaimer: Though staff from Prevention Institute captured information in the profiles to the best of their ability, we recognize and regret any potentially inaccurate information that may appear in the collection of profiles. Some of the profiles we include in this collection are from external organizations; appropriate credit is given.

Your Feedback is Welcome: We'd love to hear from you. If one or more of the profiles in Communities Taking Action has inspired your work, or if your community has successfully championed equity and health, we encourage you to share your story with us.

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