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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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Webinar: Advancing Health Equity During and Beyond COVID-19: Addressing Housing and Homelessness

Webinar: Advancing Health Equity During and Beyond COVID-19: Addressing Housing and Homelessness

Webinar | July 8 2020

Dialogue4Health Webinar Friday, 10:30AM – 12:00PM Pacific Time Presenters: Diane Yental, Sue Pechilio Polis, Gregory Miao, Bobby Watts Many Americans struggle to maintain a safe and healthy place to live. People who are housing insecure...

Bad Apples Come From Rotten Trees In Policing

Bad Apples Come From Rotten Trees In Policing

Articles | July 7 2020

By Rashawn Ray n policing, people always talk about “bad apples.” Well, bad apples come from rotten trees—law enforcement agencies imbued with structural racism. Structural changes are desperately needed in law enforcement. I think they...

Racism Is a Health Crisis. Why Aren’t We Treating It Like One?

Racism Is a Health Crisis. Why Aren’t We Treating It Like One?

Articles | July 7 2020

By Healthline (Health News) After 5 days of protests against police brutality in Columbus, Ohio, the city council organized a virtual meeting and introduced a resolution to classify racism as a public health crisis. Joining that meeting was...

Why Is COVID-19 Killing So Many Black Americans

Why Is COVID-19 Killing So Many Black Americans

Articles | July 6 2020

By Andrea Collier COVID-19 threatens the health of Americans in a way that hasn’t happened since the Spanish Flu in 1919. At this writing, it has killed half a million people around the world—a quarter of whom were Americans. The virus...

Latinx Unemployment Is Highest of All Racial and Ethnic Groups for the First Time on Record

Latinx Unemployment Is Highest of All Racial and Ethnic Groups for the First Time on Record

| July 5 2020

By Natalie Spievack, Jorge González, Steven Brown Since the national emergency declaration for COVID-19, more than 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance, and economic forecasts place the United States on the path to...

Letter by 25 Black Environmental Leaders Demands an End to Systemic Racism in the Environmental Sector

Letter by 25 Black Environmental Leaders Demands an End to Systemic Racism in the Environmental Sector

| July 1 2020

By Miranda Larbi Systemic racism fuels just about every institution and sector of Western society. Our cities were built with slavery money, schools are rife with discrimination and social media is a hotbed of whitewashing and blatant...

Toolkit from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Toolkit from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

| July 1 2020

National Museum of African American History and Culture "Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. We are here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation." Talking About Race (Toolkit) -...

Reimagining an Antiracist America—Starting with Our Neighborhoods

Reimagining an Antiracist America—Starting with Our Neighborhoods

| July 1 2020

By Margery Austin Turner, Solomon Greene The past several weeks and months have made painfully apparent the ways in which structural racism destroys lives and livelihoods and holds us back as a nation. We have seen communities of color ravaged by...

Black Americans experience deadly stress as a pandemic and violent racism collide, experts say

Black Americans experience deadly stress as a pandemic and violent racism collide, experts say

Articles | June 30 2020

By Patrice Gaines Protests over the killing of George Floyd have pushed to the forefront a particular fact long known by medical professionals: Racism kills, and it may be the main cause of health disparities between whites and Blacks. In a recent...

The Health Opportunity and Equity (HOPE) Initiative Toolkits Now Released

The Health Opportunity and Equity (HOPE) Initiative Toolkits Now Released

Announcements, Articles | June 26 2020

We are excited to announce the Health Opportunity and Equity Initiative’s newly published blog from Health Affairs, which features our analysis of data on COVID-19 and health equity in Arizona, Maryland, and Wisconsin. On June 25, HOPE also...