Racial Equity in Public Policy

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Guide Overview

The intention of the Racial Equity Message Guide is to advance both equitable policies and conversations about structural racism.

This is an update of Voices for Healthy Kids’ 2018 Health Equity Message Guide, which grew out of a request from advocates for ways to inspire decisionmakers to embed equity in policy language. The 2021 messages are strengthened to focus on racial equity.

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This guide includes tested messages for advocates to use with decision-makers to secure racial equity language in public policy. We suggest you start here.

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