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The National Collaborative for Health Equity presents the latest news, articles, events and program highlights to help you stay connected and informed.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: We honored sports teams with racist mascots. Not anymore.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: We honored sports teams with racist mascots. Not anymore.

Articles | May 7 2018

By Richard E. Besser There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. There’s an even better chance you’ve never heard of the RWJF Sports Award, which we bestow each year on organizations that contribute to...

Why the Waffle House Shooting Should Get Us Talking About White Privilege

Why the Waffle House Shooting Should Get Us Talking About White Privilege

Articles | May 4 2018

By Heidi Stevens I used to help out at an after-school cooking program where the kids happened to be mostly students of color. One week the regular instructor was off, and we had a sub. When I gathered my young charges at the beginning of class...

Segregation Incarnated in Brick and Mortar

Segregation Incarnated in Brick and Mortar

Articles | April 27 2018

Column by Andre Perry  "I say, segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever,” Alabama Governor George Wallace infamously proclaimed in 1963 during his inauguration address, making clear he would thwart any effort to integrate...

Gentrification and Social Justice in Baltimore

Gentrification and Social Justice in Baltimore

Articles | April 18 2018

By Tom Hall & Cianna B. Greaves   https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wyprmain/audio/2018/04/Midday_GentrificationSJ_041018_0.mp3   On today's program, a conversation about housing in Baltimore, through the lens of gentrification and...

What the Supreme Court Doesn’t Get About Racism

What the Supreme Court Doesn’t Get About Racism

Articles | April 13 2018

By The Editorial Board (NY Times) This is part of a series on voting in America, which will run up to Election Day in November. For Part 1, on the importance of voting, go here. And for Part 2, on a court case over a Kansas voter registration...

PUSH Buffalo in New York is Improving Health by Taking on Housing

PUSH Buffalo in New York is Improving Health by Taking on Housing

Announcements | April 10 2018

PUSH Buffalo, NY - The video is one way we’re educating policymakers and the public about how housing, education, economic development, and other sectors have contributed to inequities in health, but also have an important role to play in...

Are We Worried Sick About the Rent?

Are We Worried Sick About the Rent?

Articles | April 10 2018

By Candace Butera There’s been quite a bit of research linking financial insecurity to poor health outcomes. The connection is, on its face, an obvious one, as a depleted checking account can cause stress, which can manifest in our bodies and...

Government Watchdog Finds Racial Bias in School Discipline

Government Watchdog Finds Racial Bias in School Discipline

Articles | April 5 2018

By Erica L. Green WASHINGTON — Black students continue to be disciplined at school more often and more harshly than their white peers, often for similar infractions, according to a new report by Congress’s nonpartisan watchdog agency, which...

The Epidemic of Wrongful Convictions in America

The Epidemic of Wrongful Convictions in America

Articles | April 2 2018

By Elie Mystal THE CADAVER KING AND THE COUNTRY DENTIST A True Story of Injustice in the American South By Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington 416 pp. PublicAffairs. $28. America’s bottomless fascination with “true crime” stories and...

Economic Anxiety Didn’t Make People Vote Trump, Racism Did

Economic Anxiety Didn’t Make People Vote Trump, Racism Did

Articles | March 23 2018

By Sean McElwee and Jason McDaniel   Was Donald Trump elected because of racism or economic anxiety? Few questions about the 2016 election have generated more analysis. As we’ve previously written, it is clear racism propelled Trump to...