Why Take Action?
Taking action is critical to assuring conditions for equity, inclusion, and belonging for all. Consistent with the action plan, this may involve advocating for or implementing programs and policies that address priority DEIB issues.
Key Questions to Consider
- Who can help address the priority DEIB goals, and how can we engage them?
- What conditions and outcomes need to change to address the issue, and how can we advocate for those changes effectively?
- What promising programs/policies/practices will be brought about to improve conditions and desired outcomes?
- How will we assure their effective and culturally-appropriate implementation so that marginalized groups can benefit?
- Do we have the conditions necessary for success of the action/intervention (e.g., time, money, people, leadership, technical assistance)?
- Are our actions guided by our strategic plan?
Some Recommended Actions
- In collaboration with others, take action to change programs/policies/practices to promote DEIB.
- Advocate for changes needed to improve the DEIB climate and address priority DEIB goals.
- Indicate how you will adapt the approach/intervention to fit the context (e.g., differences in resources, values, interests, experiences, competence, language, power).
- Indicate how you will deliver the DEIB intervention so that it achieves results and reaches those experiencing disadvantage (e.g., involve trusted networks and organizations in delivery).
- Provide technical support and build capacity and enhance competencies of those doing this DEIB work.
Action Tools from the Community Tool Box
- Toolkit: Developing an Intervention
- Toolkit: Advocating for Change
- Toolkit: Influencing Policy Development
- Chapter 27: Working Together for Racial Justice and Inclusion
- Building Relationships with People from Different Cultures
- Strategies and Activities for Reducing Racial Prejudice and Racism
- Learning to be an Ally for People from Diverse Groups and Backgrounds
- Building Culturally Competent Organizations
- Building Inclusive Communities
- Troubleshooting Guide: There is not enough action to promote change
- Troubleshooting Guide: There is not enough change in the community or system
- Troubleshooting Guide: We are facing opposition or conflict
- Troubleshooting Guide: We need to assure better conditions for implementation