Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

SPR enjoys a growing portfolio of work studying and supporting change strategies focused on racial, gender, and place-based equity. Our clients consistently tell us that they value our analytic lens, which is highly attuned to the structural barriers facing diverse communities as well as the assets that these communities bring to developing solutions. Within this work, we also bring specialized experience working with foundation clients to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into their own organizational policies, practices, and funding strategies.

Project Spotlight: Toward Health Equity for Asian Pacific Islander Americans: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Health Through Action

Toward Health Equity for Asian Pacific Islander Americans: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Health Through Action

Health Through Action was a five-year, $16.5 million W.K. Kellogg Foundation initiative aimed at improving the health of vulnerable Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) families by advancing a national AA and NHPI health agenda while simultaneously strengthening community capacity and capitalizing on local assets to meet health needs. Health Through Action represented an unprecedented level of investment targeting the 15 million individuals that comprise the AA and NHPI population, and the first time a private sector foundation joined forces with a national AA and NHPI organization to address health equity for this population. In addition to a comprehensive documentation of outcomes from this multi-million dollar effort, SPR’s evaluation generated a series of learning papers and case studies that tell a nuanced story of AA and NHPI efforts to advance health equity on behalf of their communities, as well as provide transferable learning about the power of panethnic coalition building and AA and NHPI networks in the broader movement.

Learning paper: Mapping an Emerging National Health Equity Network

Case studies:
Georgia
New York
Hawaii
Ohio

Inouye, Traci Endo, and Rachel Estrella, “Toward Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders: The Health Through Action Model,” Foundation Review