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Health Equity Guide – A Human Impact Partners Project

Health Equity Guide – A Human Impact Partners Project

Archive | September 28 2020

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. About the...

A Neighborhood’s Race Affects Home Values More Now Than in 1980

A Neighborhood’s Race Affects Home Values More Now Than in 1980

| September 25 2020

By Brentin Mock U.S. fair housing laws passed in the 1960s and ‘70s were supposed to help bring racial parity to a housing market that since its beginning confined Black homebuyers to the cheapest forms of housing in the most undesirable...

Cost Of Racism: U.S. Economy Lost $16 Trillion Because Of Discrimination, Bank Says

Cost Of Racism: U.S. Economy Lost $16 Trillion Because Of Discrimination, Bank Says

Articles | September 24 2020

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...

Dr. Gail Christopher Speaks on Racial Healing in Reconciliation Panel Discussion

Dr. Gail Christopher Speaks on Racial Healing in Reconciliation Panel Discussion

Announcements, Webinar | September 23 2020

On September 14, 2020, Dr. Gail Christopher spoke on Racial Healing on Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity's Panel, Reconciliation: Learning from the Past to Heal America’s...

Moving Beyond Diversity Toward Racial Equity

Moving Beyond Diversity Toward Racial Equity

Articles | September 22 2020

By Ben Hecht As protests sweep the United States, it’s clear that returning to “business as usual” will not be good for business. In just a few days, countless companies that don’t talk about racism publicly have spoken out to condemn...

The Role Of Racial Justice In Building A Culture Of Health

The Role Of Racial Justice In Building A Culture Of Health

Articles | September 21 2020

By Alonzo Plough, Gail C. Christopher The social upheaval we’ve seen as thousands of protesters fill our streets is indicative of American culture being challenged. States are passing new laws, cities are considering calls to defund the police,...

How Decades of Racist Housing Policy Left Neighborhoods Sweltering

How Decades of Racist Housing Policy Left Neighborhoods Sweltering

Articles | September 15 2020

By Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich RICHMOND, Va. — On a hot summer’s day, the neighborhood of Gilpin quickly becomes one of the most sweltering parts of Richmond. There are few trees along the sidewalks to shield people from the sun’s...

Webinar: Call for Action to Reduce the Burden of Cancer by Addressing Environmental Risk Factors

Webinar: Call for Action to Reduce the Burden of Cancer by Addressing Environmental Risk Factors

Webinar | September 10 2020

During the teleconference, members of the Cancer Free Economy Network, cancer-focused, health professionals, and public health organization leaders will present an overview of the new Joint Statement on Cancer Prevention “Cancer and Health Leaders...

The Inevitable Whitelash Against Racial Justice Has Started

The Inevitable Whitelash Against Racial Justice Has Started

Articles | September 8 2020

By Elie Mystal Now comes the part where white people abandon us. Now comes the part where the white majority impatiently demands a return to normalcy. Now comes the part where white people say, “I believe that Black Lives Matter, but…” Now...

Recognizing Racism As A Public Health Crisis Is Just The Beginning

Recognizing Racism As A Public Health Crisis Is Just The Beginning

Articles | August 26 2020

By Elizabeth Gulino On Wednesday, August 5, Detroit Governor Gretchen Whitmer officially signed an order declaring racism a public health crisis, reports The Detroit News. The Michigan city joins 19 states, including Texas, Colorado, and...