(CNN)Black children were six times more likely to be shot to death by the police than their White peers over a 16-year period, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics that offers support for a disparity long-highlighted by activists.
Culture of Health Leaders Welcomes Cohort 2020!
These leaders have already accomplished remarkable things. As they begin the next chapter of their leadership journeys, we are excited to learn alongside them and work together to build a Culture of Health.
Meet the new leaders here – COHORT 2020!
By Kirk Carapezza
This is part two of a two-part series on higher education and minority contracting. The read or listen to the first part here.
As the first chief procurement officer of the University of Massachusetts, David Cho centralized spending across the system’s five campuses, giving him the opportunity to analyze the diversity of its vendors.
What Cho found in that data earlier this year was admittedly not great. Like most schools, UMass has long said it’s committed to diversity and inclusion, but out of its $1 billion budget, UMass spends 2 percent on businesses owned by people of color (Read more).
“The antidote to feel-good history is not feel-bad history, but honest and inclusive history,” sociologist James W. Loewen writes in “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.”
The feel-good history most of us have learned about Thanksgiving depicts grateful Pilgrims breaking bread with Indigenous people. The honest, inclusive truth is a lot more complicated than that. Indeed, so much of Indigenous peoples’ history is a footnote in textbooks: the forced relocation to reservations and the territorial land-grab by European settlers, the nationwide genocide of Native people and the ongoing ramifications of that history for them today (Read more).
By Jeannie Stone (dallasnews.com)
Words have great power. It’s something I’ve known since my earliest days as a high school English teacher. Now, in my fourth year as superintendent of the Richardson Independent School District, I’ve witnessed firsthand how the words I choose can inspire, enrage, injure and uplift in equal measure. Sometimes it all happens in response to the same phrase.
In 2017, our district made national news for a terrible reason: a spate of abhorrent, racist memes ahead of a rivalry football game. We moved quickly to investigate and address the incident, but what went unexamined at the time was how the legacy of segregation in our district created the conditions in which students from a largely white school could feel comfortable disparaging students of another school within their own district largely comprised of students of color (Read more).
Public Health Institute: Press Release
Thirteen major philanthropic foundations have pooled resources to launch Together Toward Health, a $20 million initiative to stop the spread of coronavirus and strengthen health and resilience in California’s most impacted communities. Supporting foundations include: The Ballmer Group, Blue Shield of California Foundation, The California Health Care Foundation, Genentech, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Heising-Simons Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, The Sierra Health Foundation, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the Weingart Foundation (Read more).
Job Opening: Senior Program Officer/Program Officer
The de Beaumont team is collaborative, passionate, and deeply committed to creating bold solutions for healthier communities.
This position is full-time and based in downtown Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. Given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an opportunity for telework until at least June 2021.
Compensation is commensurate with experience. The salary range is $80,000 to $90,000 for Program Officer candidates and $110,000 to $120,000 for Senior Program Officer candidates. The Foundation also offers excellent benefits and a collegial work environment.
Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to [email protected] with the subject “SPO/PO application”.
By Michelle Fox, CNBC
This story originally ran on CNBC.
The coronavirus pandemic is causing financial stress and anxiety for many Americans, yet it is people of color who are feeling it the most, according to an analysis of the American Staffing Association’s latest survey on the workforce.
“The pandemic has disproportionately affected lower-income groups, especially those in occupations that do not lend themselves to remote work,” said the group’s CEO, Richard Wahlquist (Read more).
HealthEquityGuide.org is a resource with inspiring examples of how health departments have concretely advanced health equity — both internally within their departments and externally with communities and other government agencies.
By Adedayo Akala
Nationwide protests have cast a spotlight on racism and inequality in the United States. Now a major bank has put a price tag on how much the economy has lost as a result of discrimination against African Americans: $16 trillion.
Since 2000, U.S. gross domestic product lost that much as a result of discriminatory practices in a range of areas, including in education and access to business loans, according to a new study by Citigroup. It’s not an insignificant number: By comparison, U.S. GDP totaled $19.5 trillion last year (Read more).