Many services, programs, and policies systematically discriminate against people with diverse racial, ethnic, and gender identities. When people of color—especially Black Americans—experience challenges with substance use, mental health, housing, homelessness and trauma, their efforts to seek support are further undermined by racism, discrimination, and stigma.
Equity is a strategy to address those disparities and achieve fairness for all. At C4 Innovations, we start with racial equity because racism permeates every institution and system in the US, denying millions the right to a fair and just society in which they can thrive and prosper. Through partnership with communities and people with lived experience, we incorporate person-centered, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed approaches to understand factors that drive inequities and achieve transformative outcomes.
Our approach is informed by established theories of change for dismantling structural racism and frameworks for aligning cross-systems contributions—including A Guide to the Accountability for Equitable Results Framework*—that ensure lasting, measurable, equitable results across programs, practices, policies, institutions, and systems.
We Can Help You
Together with communities, we assist government agencies, non-profits, for-profits, and other organizations and systems in addressing: