RESOURCES, Publications, & Toolkits

Health Equity Impact Assessment Tool (HEAT*) - Developed by HKCC, the tool provides a lens through which each groups can better understand who is impacted by policies and practices.

Have you used our HEAT* tool? We'd love your feedback! Chime in here.

Equity and Inclusion Terms Toolkit – Definition of terms, companion to the Assessment Tool.

The CDC Community Health Navigator 

City health profiles and the 2014 King County Health Profile 

Finding local health data - a presentation from PHSKC’s Nadine Chan, our Data Counts Workshop (April 9, 2015)

Social Determinants of Health - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

National Equity Atlas - A comprehensive data resource to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth.

PolicyLink -Targeted policies to reduce the racial wealth gap. 

The Poverty Immersion - Walk in the shoes of someone living on a limited income. A facilitated role play – not a game. Changes attitudes and challenges stereotypes about the working poor.

Healthy Beverage Toolkit - Addressing obesity risk through food and beverage changes. Made possible by a Community Transformation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Public Health – Seattle & King County and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Seattle Sugary Beverage Tax - Overview of the new Seattle Sugary Beverage tax. Made possible by Got Green.

A Parents Guide to Preventing Underage Marijuana - Available in six languages: Vietnamese, Somali, Amharic, Tigrinya, Swahili, and English.

How to Identify Marijuana Products - There are currently no regulations on medical marijuana products that appeal to youth or that look like food. Kids are definitely at risk.

Marijuana Edible Products and Youth - Get the facts – protect yourself and your kids from overdose.

Black Lives Black Lungs - short film by Lincoln Mondy on the tobacco industry & their targeting of African Americans. - King County Opioid Task Force materials:

     “So you’ve overdosed… now what?”  

     Overdose brochure with youth friendly photo

     Poster 1poster 2,  poster 3 - Overdose & alcohol poisoning posters for youth.

monthly bulletin archive

2018 New Year Bulletin - Health Equity in 2018!

What We're Reading 

Books and health-related articles:

  • $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn Edin & H. Luke Shaefer
  • The Turner House, by Angela Flournoy
  • The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman, by John Perkins 
  • Fresh Foods by Prescription-NPR
  • World About Fish, by Mark Kurlansky & Frank Stockton
  • Scarcity: Why Having too Little Means So Much, by Sendhil Mullainathan