Public Health & Equity Resource Navigator


The American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Alliance for Disease Prevention and Response, in collaboration with Community Commons, has launched the Public Health and Equity Resource Navigator, or PHERN. PHERN is a new web-based platform that aims to help changemakers find information and resources to end the pandemic, advance equity, and build a resilient, robust, sustainable public health system for the future. Explore PHERN's 1,000+ curated resources that have been selected to cover key and emerging public health topics with an equity and antiracism lens.


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National Public Health Week

This week is National Public Health Week—an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Communities around the Nation are hosting events in honor of NPHW, and APHA is hosting a Twitter Chat this afternoon, which is the biggest public health conversation of the year!


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New Topic: Child Food Security

All children deserve consistent access to healthy food. However, approximately 1 in 6 children in the United States are without reliable access to healthy and affordable food. Explore this important trending topic on Community Commons, browse curated resources, and learn more about Child Food Security.


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National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

April 10 is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. HIV stigma may discourage young people from getting tested, accessing prevention methods, disclosing their HIV status, and seeking care. Join us and the CDC in raising awareness about the impact of HIV on young people. Together, we can help young people stay healthy by encouraging HIV testing, prevention, and treatment.



Operationalizing Anti-Racism, Social Justice, and Health Equity Principles through Performance Improvement

This guide lays out resources, strategies, and tools to operationalize anti-racism, social justice, and health equity principles through performance management in public health. Explore this extensive resource based on a 5-session Public Health Performance Improvement Network training and begin taking action today.


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Navigating the Opioid and Substance Use Data Landscape

Opioid and substance use data are collected regularly by myriad sources and made publicly-available, but it can be difficult to find relevant data and make sense it to get a full picture of opioid and substance use in a given community. To support change-makers in leveraging the Opioid and Substance Use data framework, IP3 has developed a new guide in partnership with the National Center for Wellness and Recovery at OSU.



Living Wage Calculator

Explore MIT's new Living Wage Calculator, and learn about the living wage in your county or metropolitan area. Families and individuals working in low-wage jobs make insufficient income to meet minimum standards given the local cost of living. This tool estimates the cost of living in your community or region based on typical expenses, and helps individuals, communities, and employers determine a local wage rate that allows residents to meet minimum standards of living.


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The Growing Gap: Gender Pay Equity, Meaningful Work, and Wealth during COVID-19


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LGBTQ+ Health Equity Library


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