Welcome to OPHI’s Health & Policy Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to serve as a health and equity policy resource for both Oregon community members and OPHI. For community members, this toolkit is designed to be relatively simple to access and use. OPHI strives to provide relevant and practical resources related to policy development, adoption, implementation, and evaluation that will positively impact the health and well-being of everyone in our communities. At OPHI, we recognize that health communities require the support of all sectors and therefore hope that this toolkit will be useful to any community partners looking to make health-positive policy change including:

  • Schools
  • Businesses (e.g. Chamber of Commerce; small and large businesses; workers, etc.)
  • Legal Partners
  • Local Government Officials (e.g. City Council; transportation; public safety; etc.)
  • Public Health (e.g. LHDs)
  • Healthcare systems (e.g. Hospitals; CCOs; etc.)
  • Families and individuals

OPHI is deeply committed to honoring diversity, improving equity, and reducing disparities in Oregon. OPHI works to promote equity in all programs, project, and policies. We aim to transform how equity is represented in health and healthcare,  helping partners use an equity lens and other tools to improve planning, decision-making, and resource allocation leading to more racially equitable policies and programs.

In addition to the aforementioned policy resources, in this toolkit you will also be able to link to relevant and topical news or current events; case studies and success stories; and relevant research.We have categorized all the tools into eleven categories, found listed on the right hand side of the page. 

Please be advised that this Health & Equity Policy Toolkit is a resource we are only just beginning to build and we are looking for your help to make it relevant, accessible, and useful. Please help us by sending your stories, tools, templates, and resources or letting us know which areas you’d like us to focus more energy on!