In this companion, you will be guided through a journey of anti-racist change as experienced by one public health team. Join Adrian, Bob, Eliza, and Zayden as they use continuous improvement principles to integrate anti-racist practices into one of their programs. 

Follow along by engaging in activities designed to help you begin the process of anti-racist programmatic change with your own team.

Learning Objectives

After completing this guidebook, you will be able to:

  • Identify a framework for navigating anti-racist programmatic change.
  • Describe assessment strategies, operationalize learning, build capacity, and implement tools for anti-racist programmatic change
  • Apply lessons and strategies using an anti-racist program audit tool.

Intended Audiences

This guidebook was created primarily for learners with the following professional backgrounds:

  • Public health team members
  • Program and project managers 
  • Individuals with a working knowledge of anti-racism and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion practices

Course Content

This guide is comprised of ten parts that will help navigate your team through the process of creating programmatic change with a racial equity lens. There are activities and resources along the way to assist in the process.


Please take a moment to complete a short survey of your experiences with this guide upon completion.


After you complete the evaluation, you will have access to your certificate.


This training is delivered in a 508-compliant interface. During the development of this training, we attempted to make the content accessible to individuals using screen readers. If you encounter trouble accessing the instructional materials by screen reader, or need any other accommodations in order to access the instructional materials, please contact NWCPHP, and we will do our best to make sure the content is accessible to you.

Production Team

Kevin deVoss, MA, Lead Instructional Designer
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Christine Ector, MPH, Continuing Education Coordinator
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Erica Ellis, MA, Instructional Designer
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Patricia Ho, Graphic Designer
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Jas Maisonet, Communications and Marketing Specialist
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Barbara Rose, Training and Outreach Manager
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The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice would like to thank the following content experts for their valued contributions to this project, without which, this guide would not be possible:

  • Lauren Powell, MPA, PhD (Equitist)
  • Serena McCovery, MBA (National Network of Public Health Institutes)
  • Sabrina Selk, ScD (National Network of Public Health Institutes)
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November 15, 2023
Cultural Competence
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Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Cultural Competency Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills