Incorporating equity principles into grant solicitations - for grant managers

 
 
Planning
Begin planning grant solicitations by answering these questions:
  • What is the purpose of the grant project?
  • What end result is desired?
  • What are the main questions or problems the grant project will address?
 
Data resources
Data can help identify specific resource gaps in communities and narrow down geographical areas for the grant solicitation. Publishing this data as part of the grant solicitation can help support the project and provide transparency.
 
Easy-to-access, location-based community information.
Community demographics and functional characteristics at the census-track (subcounty) level. 
Data regarding vulnerable populations in targeted areas.
Locations, service areas and phone numbers of community providers and health care facilities.
 
Data Viewer – Health Equity and Environmental Justice Data
Data regarding vulnerable populations accessed by poverty/income level, adult educational level, race, ethnicity, language, mental well-being, housing and transportation. 
Geographic areas where vulnerable populations are concentrated. 
 
 
Health equity tools
 
Checking assumptions to advance equity
Questions that help you think through how an action or decision might affect the health and environment of people most likely to suffer preventable adverse consequences.
 
Incorporating social determinants of health into our work
Helps develop strategies to reduce health inequities by addressing the social determinants of health.
 
 
Language
 
Application for funding: Health Equity Sample Language (CDPHE's Cancer Cardiovascular and Chronic Pulmonary Disease program)
Provides specific examples for incorporating equity language into your project and grant solicitation.
 
 

For more information, set up a consultation about these tools and resources.
303-692-2073
heather.larralde@state.co.us