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Equity in Governance: A County Framework to Achieve Better Outcomes for All

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    Equity in Governance: A County Framework to Achieve Better Outcomes for All

    Some communities experience poorer outcomes in areas such as education, health, safety and economic well-being – often for generations – because of a history of marginalization and unjust policies and practices. More recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought these inequities to the forefront. County leaders are well-positioned to resolve inequities by asking questions grounded in the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). NACo's new report, Equity In Governance: A County Framework To Achieve Better Outcomes For All, offers four primary approaches to advance a DEI strategy: leveraging policy and decision-making powers, enacting or administering programs, forming community partnerships and reimagining county government employment. The framework is brought to life by the stories and experiences of eight counties leveraging combinations of these approaches and demonstrating how a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion creates communities where everyone can thrive.

    Some communities experience poorer outcomes in areas such as education, health, safety and economic well-being – often for generations – because of a history of marginalization and unjust policies and practices.
    2022-07-21
    Reports & Toolkits
    2022-07-21

Some communities experience poorer outcomes in areas such as education, health, safety and economic well-being – often for generations – because of a history of marginalization and unjust policies and practices. More recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought these inequities to the forefront. County leaders are well-positioned to resolve inequities by asking questions grounded in the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). NACo's new report, Equity In Governance: A County Framework To Achieve Better Outcomes For All, offers four primary approaches to advance a DEI strategy: leveraging policy and decision-making powers, enacting or administering programs, forming community partnerships and reimagining county government employment. The framework is brought to life by the stories and experiences of eight counties leveraging combinations of these approaches and demonstrating how a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion creates communities where everyone can thrive.

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