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REPAIR Framework for Racial Healing

The REPAIR Framework for Community-Institution Solidarity in Racial Healing, developed with insights from our Community Innovations for Racial Equity (CIRE) community development corporation (CDC) partners, aims to build on the work to lift up racial healing as an actionable approach to shift power and center a community vision for health and equity.

The REPAIR framework uses five parts to frame how institutions can implement long-term, sustainable community-institution solidarity for racial healing:

  • Restoration
  • Prioritization
  • Accountability
  • Imagination
  • Resources

This framework can be used by leaders in the healthcare, community development, and philanthropic sectors to work with community development corporations to determine the most effective ways to rectify past harms done to historically marginalized and under-resourced communities in ways that are both tangible and sustainable. In addition, this framework provides guidance for institutions to more effectively partner with BIPOC communities to build trust, and ultimately solidarity to develop a shared vision of racial healing. 

Check out Build Healthy Places Network Commons, Exploring Community-led Racial Healing Models to Deepen Partnerships between Community Development and Healthcare. 

Support for CIRE and the REPAIR Framework for Community-Institution Solidarity in Racial Healing was provided by The Kresge Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.