Within University of Minnesota Extension's health and nutrition program area, we created and are using a decision-making tree to prioritize our work with communities of color through equitable decision-making practices. The tool is currently used to help grant administrators winnow down a pool of applicants for a participatory grant-making program called the Action Learning Seed Fund. In this article, we draw on our experiences with creating and using the tool to explore its potential application for advancing equitable decision making in other areas of Extension work.
Bain, J., Harden, N., & Heim, S. (2021). Decision-Making Tree for Prioritizing Racial Equity in Resource Allocation. Journal of Extension, 58(5), Article 5. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol58/iss5/5