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Unpacking the Federal Government’s New Changes for Collecting Data on Race & Ethnicity

Unpacking the Federal Government’s New Changes for Collecting Data on Race & Ethnicity

Racial Equity, Video | April 12 2024

To build a society where all Americans can live their healthiest and most vibrant lives free from discrimination, everyone needs to be seen. Having good data that fully reflect America’s diversity will move our nation in the right direction and...

America’s Growing Birthweight Crisis

America’s Growing Birthweight Crisis

Articles, Health Medical Care, Racial Equity | April 12 2024

Underweight newborns face long-term health risks, lower IQ, and delays. Over 300,000 babies affected. A growing public health issue linked to low-income areas and pollution exposure. By Jeremy Ney, Time (Read...

Gender pay gaps vary by state, industry, job and race and ethnicity. Here’s where pay disparities are the widest

Gender pay gaps vary by state, industry, job and race and ethnicity. Here’s where pay disparities are the widest

Articles, Economy, Racial Equity | April 10 2024

Census data shows women earning 84 cents for every dollar men make, with even bigger disparities for women of color and those in finance. Despite education and industry, the pay gap persists. By Alex Gailey, Bankrate (Read...

Statement From Gail Christopher On New OMB Federal Data Collection Standards

Statement From Gail Christopher On New OMB Federal Data Collection Standards

Press Release, Racial Equity | April 4 2024

To build a society where all Americans can live their healthiest and most vibrant lives free from discrimination, everyone needs to be seen. Being seen means being recognized, being heard, and getting your needs met, no matter your race or...

‘We exist’: New Middle Eastern or North African census category helps community members feel seen

‘We exist’: New Middle Eastern or North African census category helps community members feel seen

Archive, Racial Equity | April 3 2024

By Mirna Alsharif, NBC News The addition of a Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) ethnic category to US race and ethnicity standards will finally give 8 million Americans the opportunity to accurately identify their heritage. This step...

Stop Ageism: A Call for Action; It’s one of the last socially acceptable forms of prejudice, and it needs to come to an end in society and this presidential campaign.

Stop Ageism: A Call for Action; It’s one of the last socially acceptable forms of prejudice, and it needs to come to an end in society and this presidential campaign.

Ageism Racism, Articles | March 26 2024

By Dr. Gail C. Christopher, Washington Monthly If a presidential hopeful decried their opponent because they were LGBTQ+, Latino, African American, or had a disability, voices of outrage would denounce it immediately. Movements for the...

Executive Order on Advancing Women’s Health Research and Innovation

Executive Order on Advancing Women’s Health Research and Innovation

Health Medical Care, Press Release, Racial Equity | March 26 2024

Women’s health has not received the attention it deserves for far too long. This week, during Women's History Month, President Biden signed a new $12 billion initiative to be led by First Lady Jill Biden that advances both women’s health...

Air Quality Improvements Belie Rising Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pollutant-Related Deaths, Study Finds

Air Quality Improvements Belie Rising Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pollutant-Related Deaths, Study Finds

Articles, Environmental Racism | March 20 2024

Progress has been made in reducing public health consequences of air pollutants in the US, but not all populations have benefitted equally. Asthma cases are increasing in low-income, racially diverse communities closer to sources of pollution....

The Racial Wealth Gap, 60 Years Since the Civil Rights Act

The Racial Wealth Gap, 60 Years Since the Civil Rights Act

Articles, Economy, Racial Equity | March 11 2024

New report from The National Urban League sheds light on the racial wealth gap and calls for action to address systemic inequality. By David Brancaccio and Alex Schroeder, Marketplace (Read...

How Reparations Could Improve Black Health and Wellbeing

How Reparations Could Improve Black Health and Wellbeing

Blog, Economy, Racial Equity | March 4 2024

Reparations should be a public health priority. For too long, Black individuals have experienced disparities that have impacted the quality of their lives. Reparations can help break down these barriers and close the health gap, so everyone has an...