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The one thing rich parents do for their kids that makes all the difference

The one thing rich parents do for their kids that makes all the difference

Articles | May 11 2016

By Emily Badger Wealthy parents are famously pouring more and more into their children, widening the gap in who has access to piano lessons and math tutors and French language camp. The biggest investment the rich can make in their kids, though...

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Articles | May 4 2016

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest growing racial group in our country, growing over 4 times as rapidly as the population of the United States. As one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse groups in America,...

NHeLP Save the Date – Health Equity: The Essential Path Forward

NHeLP Save the Date – Health Equity: The Essential Path Forward

Articles | April 27 2016

Daniel Dawes, Author of 150 Years of Obamacare; Executive Director of Health Policy and External Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine. Speakers to include: Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, * Former Member of Congress. Rep. Donna M. Christensen, *...

This April Celebrate National Minority Health Month
Chicago Police Must Face ‘Hard Truths’ about Racist Past, Task Force Draft Report Says

Chicago Police Must Face ‘Hard Truths’ about Racist Past, Task Force Draft Report Says

Articles | April 20 2016

By Jeff Coen and Stacy St. Clair The Chicago Police Department must acknowledge its racist history and overhaul its handling of excessive force allegations before true reforms can take place, according to a scathing draft report from the task...

Being Black Is Bad for Your Health

Being Black Is Bad for Your Health

Articles | April 14 2016

We must acknowledge the link between race and poor health before we can meet our nation's daunting health equity challenge. By Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and David Williams When we talk about seeking health equity in this country, the goal is to...

An urban-rural mortality gap emerges among whites as risky behaviors work to defy modern trends

An urban-rural mortality gap emerges among whites as risky behaviors work to defy modern trends

Articles | April 11 2016

Story by Joel Achenbach, Dan Keating White women have been dying prematurely at higher rates since the turn of this century, passing away in their 30s, 40s and 50s in a slow-motion crisis driven by decaying health in small-town America, according...

Book Launch for “Coming of Age in the Other America”

Book Launch for “Coming of Age in the Other America”

| April 8 2016

Hear Stefanie DeLuca introduce a powerful new book about upward mobility for disadvantaged youth, based on years of in-depth personal interviews with young people in Baltimore.  Register...

ACTION Lab 7: New Orleans

ACTION Lab 7: New Orleans

Photo Gallery | April 4 2016

Denver’s Deeply Segregated Schools Fit a National Trend

Denver’s Deeply Segregated Schools Fit a National Trend

| April 4 2016

By Alan Gottlieb Colorado’s largest urban center suffers from the same segregation of students of color in high-poverty schools as cities across the country, a new analysis of federal data shows. The analysis by The Atlantic comes from an...