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Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

The Equity Team has developed a variety of tools and resources to help departments and agencies increase equity and social justice work, both in our community and within the services King County Government provides.

Impact Review Tool

The Equity Impact Review (EIR) tool is a process and a tool to identify, evaluate, and communicate the potential impact - both positive and negative - of a policy or program on equity. Review the EIR process and view examples of using the EIR tool.

Equity Impact Awareness Tool for COVID-19
quarantine and recovery sites

In response to community concerns, the Office of Equity and Social Justice partnered with Headwater People to create an Equity Impact Awareness Tool to guide and support King County Facilities and Maintenance Division and Real Estate Services as they are reviewing and recommending potential sites for COVID-19 Quarantine and recovery.

The intention of this tool is to ensure King County decision makers are aware of the potential for significant impact to communities of color who are least likely to recover from the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. The Equity Impact Awareness Tool was developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis and should not replace Equity Impact Review tools that include more inclusive community engagement processes. Please cite Headwater People and the King County Office of Equity and Social Justice when adapting this tool for your own use.

Please contact for questions about the tool. 

COVID-19 Community
and Small Business
Resource Guide

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Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Guide promotes effective engagement and customer service with all county communities. Engagement activities include a range of approaches from informing residents to community-led efforts. Community engagement should offer opportunities for people to express their views and have a meaningful role in decision-making. Read the guide or view the Community Engagement Worksheet

Language Access

Learn about translation and interpretation tools and resources for King County employees to make sure our increasingly diverse population is receiving culturally-appropriate and accessible information.