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NCHE Signs on to Final Letters to President and Congress on Health Impacts of Shutdown

NCHE Signs on to Final Letters to President and Congress on Health Impacts of Shutdown

Announcements, Articles, Press Release | January 22 2019

January 17, 2019 The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: With the partial government shutdown nearing the four-week point, the undersigned organizations call on Congress and the...

The Racial Wealth Gap Is Worse Than It Was 35 Years Ago

The Racial Wealth Gap Is Worse Than It Was 35 Years Ago

Articles | January 21 2019

By Eillie Anzilotti When Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, he was in the midst of organizing what was called the Poor People’s Campaign. Its premise was straightforward: The fight for civil rights had to include economic...

NCHE Along with Many Other Organizations Sign a Call for Health Equity to Members of the 116th Congress

NCHE Along with Many Other Organizations Sign a Call for Health Equity to Members of the 116th Congress

Announcements, Articles | January 10 2019

January 4, 2019 PDF version Dear Members of Congress, Each year our nation loses $93 billion in avoidable health care costs and $175 billion due to premature deaths stemming directly from racial, ethnic, and other health inequities. Each of...

Exclusive: New Report Shows Gentrifiers Use Police to Terrorize Communities of Color—Without Even Calling 911

Exclusive: New Report Shows Gentrifiers Use Police to Terrorize Communities of Color—Without Even Calling 911

Articles | January 9 2019

By Anne Branigin It was a story so ridiculous it seemed destined to go viral: A new Harlem resident, a white woman going only by the name Mackenzie, launched a veritable war against a neighborhood ice cream truck, complaining loudly and...

Why Is It Legal for Landlords to Refuse Section 8 Renters?

Why Is It Legal for Landlords to Refuse Section 8 Renters?

Articles | December 14 2018

By Kriston Capps Families who receive housing aid in Baltimore and San Jose may soon have a better shot at finding an affordable place to live. That’s good, because right now, their odds are slim-to-none. This week, the San Jose City Council...

Analysis: African-Americans Pay More for Rent, Especially in White Neighborhoods

Analysis: African-Americans Pay More for Rent, Especially in White Neighborhoods

Articles | November 20 2018

By Dirk Early, Edgar Olsen and Paul E. Carrillo For many years, housing discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities was legal, open, and common throughout the U.S. Racial covenants, openly advertising for white tenants,...

New Website Maps Out History of Housing Segregation in DC

New Website Maps Out History of Housing Segregation in DC

Articles | November 15 2018

By Lilah Burke A new website, Mapping Segregation, seeks to illuminate DC’s history of racially restrictive housing covenants from the last century that continue to define the city’s segregation patterns today. The site is the brainchild...

The Neighborhood Is the Unit of Change

The Neighborhood Is the Unit of Change

Articles | October 19 2018

By David Brooks You’ve probably heard the starfish story. There’s a boy on the beach who finds thousands of starfish washed ashore, dying. He picks one up and throws it back into the ocean. A passer-by asks him what’s the point of that. All...

We Welcome Our New Culture of Health Leaders Cohort!

We Welcome Our New Culture of Health Leaders Cohort!

Announcements, Articles | October 3 2018

We are proud to welcome our newest Culture of Health Leaders cohort! Leaders in this and other @Robert Wood Johnson Foundation programs are working across sectors to collaborate on creative solutions that advance a #CultureofHealth. Please also...

Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life

Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life

Articles | October 1 2018

SEATTLE — The part of this city east of Northgate Mall looks like many of the neighborhoods that surround it, with its modest midcentury homes beneath dogwood and Douglas fir trees. Whatever distinguishes this place is invisible from the...