Healthy Dearborn Coalition
BACKGROUND ON HEALTHY DEARBORN COALITION
The Healthy Dearborn Coalition is a partnership between Beaumont Health, City of Dearborn, and Dearborn Public Schools to use a community approach to create a culture of health in Dearborn through active living and healthy eating strategies.
Dearborn, a thriving diverse community, will fully embrace a unified culture of health where everyone enjoys whole health (mind, body, spirit) with equal access to healthy foods, healthcare, green space and opportunites for safe and active living. - Healthy Dearborn Coalition Vision Statement
More about the partnership
Healthy Dearborn Coalition set a goal to create a culture of equity related to health
and social justice by January of 2021, and identified a need for a tool (Equity Assessment
Tool) to self-assess their programs to determine if they meet best practices for equity
and inclusion. Equity Assessment Tool: A collection of tools and approaches that help an organization self-reflect on their
mission, values, and work in order to assess progress toward equity in every stage
of their work. Our students worked with HDC to review existing equity tools and create
the collective vision for the tool.
Proposed Structure of Tool
Why is this Common Language Component needed?
- Differences in what the same words mean to people
- Build understanding
- Different places in journey
- Improve discourse
Proposed Format: Publicly available, an online format, and to ensure it's a working
To learn more, check out the slide deck here.