The following resources have been recommended or shared by the AE community of providers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Multnomah County.

  • Project Implicit tests - a groundbreaking project by Harvard University featuring anonymous tests to reflect on our own biases regarding race, gender, nationality, disability, bodies, and more.

  • Dick & Rick A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design: A fantastic and simple demonstration of the difference between doing *with* communities vs. doing *for* communities. "This project is a visual exploration of community-engaged design practices and how they can be - but aren't always - used to create great design projects as well as greater social justice."

  • OHSU teaches how societal structures impact health - "Structural Competency is a relatively new method of teaching medical students and residents about the ways that social, economic, legal and cultural structures impact health. Each class in this fall semester course explores issues framed by these structures - such as immigration, gender, trauma, substance abuse and racism - and how the issues affect patient care."

  • Improving Social Equity as Neighborhoods Change: An Expert Dialogue: "At its heart, gentrification happens when a low-income area that has experienced disinvestment attracts new economic investments and higher-income residents. But the benefits of these changes can be overshadowed by the perpetuation of disadvantage... To think more about gentrification and social equity in Washington, DC, and nationally, How Housing Matters asked a group of experts to weigh in."

  • "This is Your Stressed-Out Brain on Scarcity" - a short article and radio story that discusses the same research on scarcity that we use in AE trainings. Dr. Eldar Shafir discusses poverty, the mental "bandwidth tax," and judgment: "When you're struggling, poor ... a lot of the day is not so much fun. And people fail to appreciate the fact that when I buy myself a big ice cream, or a small gift" - something he says many people criticize the poor for doing - "I'm giving myself a nice minute after a complicated week, which is a good thing to do."

  • Could You Help Rewire Income Disparity?: From NPR, this article talks about new research around the impact of spending money in neighborhoods based on income: "French network scientists Thomas Louail, Maxime Lenormand, Juan Murillo Arias and Jose Ramasco looked at the question of income disparity in the context of neighborhoods and shopping trips. Their surprising results demonstrated the remarkable power of data and network science in addressing pressing issues in society.”