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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

  1. In collaboration with others, take action to change programs/policies/practices to promote DEIB.
  2. Advocate for changes needed to improve the DEIB climate and address priority DEIB goals.
  3. Indicate how you will adapt the approach/intervention to fit the context (e.g., differences in resources, values, interests, experiences, competence, language, power).
  4. 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).
  5. Provide technical support and build capacity and enhance competencies of those doing this DEIB work.


Action Tools from the Community Tool Box