Grantee Resources

Online Resources for Health Justice
Unnatural Causes
UNNATURAL CAUSES is the acclaimed documentary series broadcast by PBS and now used by thousands of organizations around the country to tackle the root causes of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health. The four-hour series crisscrosses the nation uncovering startling new findings that suggest there is much more to our health than bad habits, health care, or unlucky genes. The social circumstances in which we are born, live, and work can actually get under our skin and disrupt our physiology as much as germs and viruses.

National Association of County Health Officials
NACCHO's Health Equity and Social Justice initiatives explore why certain populations bear a disproportionate burden of disease and mortality and what health departments can do to better address the causes of these inequities. The goal of NACCHO's Health Equity and Social Justice initiatives is to advance the capacity of local health departments (LHDs) to tackle the root causes of health inequities through public health practice and their organizational structure.

The Roots of Health Inequity
The Roots of Health Inequity is an online learning collaborative. The site offers a starting place for those who want to address systemic differences in health and wellness that are, actionable, unfair, and unjust. As a participant in the learning collaborative you will have a chance to explore concepts and strategies by working through five critical questions.

Commission for a Healthier America
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America looks beyond the medical care system to investigate how factors such as education, environment, income, housing and personal health choices impact the health of all Americans and ultimately provide better opportunities for Americans in every community to grow up and stay healthy. Even with decades of effort to improve America‚Äôs health care system, too many Americans still die earlier than they should, and too many are suffering from conditions that can be prevented. 

Central Appalachian Organizations Working on Moutaintop Removal

West Virginia
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth


Several other organizations are working to end MTR in our region, many of which are ACF grantees, and are also a part of the Alliance for Appalachia.

The Alliance For Appalachia

The Alliance For Appalachia is a collaboration of thirteen organizations in Central Appalachia working to bring an end to the devastating coal mining technique known as mountaintop removal.  The Alliance For Appalachia also seeks to promote a just and sustainable economy and a clean, renewable energy future in the region.

The Alliance For Appalachia Members:
Grassroots organizations
Coal River Mountain Watch
Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
Save Our Cumberland Mountains 
Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy

Partner organizations
Appalachian Citizens Law Center
Appalachian Voices
Sierra Club Environmental Justice Program

Other Organizations Working on Mountaintop Removal in Central Appalachia
United Mountain Defense
Mountain Justice Summer 
Katuah Earth First!