May 16, 2022

Equity Toolkit Helps Communities Take On Social Determinants of Health

The Health Equity Toolkit (updated May 2022) provides in one place the tools, resources, and information that nurses, as well as Action Coalitions and their partners, need to help their communities by tackling the social determinants of health—those conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, including social and economic factors that have a great influence on people’s health.

Created by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, the toolkit is based on the nursing process—the five steps known as ADPIE:






This ADPIE framework lets health professionals assess how ready they are to take action to improve health equity locally, as well as measure their community’s needs.

Each section of the toolkit stands on its own, which means it’s user-friendly—nurses,  as well as Action Coalitions and their partners, can pick and choose elements that are appropriate for the level of engagement, experience, and the specific needs of their community.

If you have questions about the toolkit, please contact Jazmine Cooper, at