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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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The Green Movement Is Talking About Racism? It’s About Time

The Green Movement Is Talking About Racism? It’s About Time

Articles | March 1 2017

By: Brentin Mock The same people and organizations we admire for protecting our wild places also have a history of being apathetic—or plain antagonistic—toward issues of race and social justice Facing a new White House administration led...

Study Finds Connection Between Living Near Oil and Gas Development and Childhood Leukemia

Study Finds Connection Between Living Near Oil and Gas Development and Childhood Leukemia

Articles | February 28 2017

By Mike Gaworecki, With the rise of new technologies like fracking and horizontal drilling, oil and gas development in the United States has exploded over the past 15 years. As development expands, it's also pushing ever closer into areas where...

Livestream: A Conversation with Cedric Richmond

Livestream: A Conversation with Cedric Richmond

Articles | February 28 2017

Live stream today: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 10:30 am ET - 12:00 pm ET Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a conversation with Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, or CBC, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) as he...

How Voter ID Laws Discriminate

How Voter ID Laws Discriminate

Articles | February 23 2017

by Vann R. Newkirk II A new comprehensive study finds evidence that strict voting laws do suppress the ballot along racial lines. For all the fervor of the current debate over voter ID laws, there’s a startling lack of good data on their...

Losing a Grocery Store Changes a Neighborhood

Losing a Grocery Store Changes a Neighborhood

Articles | February 22 2017

By Emily Payne, Alexina Cather, Charles Platkin, and Emma Cosgrove Victor Papa was born in 1945 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. “Never left and never will,” said the 71-year-old president of the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, a...

Racial gaps in wages, wealth, and more: a quick recap

Racial gaps in wages, wealth, and more: a quick recap

Articles | February 21 2017

by Elise Gould Recently, I had the opportunity to present some key facts on 1A, a new NPR news program, about the state of black America. Drawing heavily upon research by my colleague Valerie Wilson and her co-author William Rodgers III, I...

Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half The Wealth Of White Single Parents

Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half The Wealth Of White Single Parents

Articles | February 20 2017

By Adrian Florido The racial wealth gap has been measured and studied for decades. One fact has remained the same: White families build and accumulate more wealth more quickly than black and brown families do. The reasons for this are multiple...

Race, Place, and Chronic Disease: Segregation as a Root Determinant of Health Inequities

Race, Place, and Chronic Disease: Segregation as a Root Determinant of Health Inequities

Events | February 16 2017

Please save the date of March 1 for the March 2017 presentation of the Commissioner’s Brown Bag: When: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:00 - 1:30pm Who: Brian Smedley, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Collaborative for...

Dr. Mary Bassett: We Must ‘Name Racism’ As A Cause of Poor Health

Dr. Mary Bassett: We Must ‘Name Racism’ As A Cause of Poor Health

Articles | February 14 2017

The Huffington Post The following is excerpted from Dr. Mary Bassett’s October 2016 acceptance speech, ‘Public Health Meets the ‘Problem of the Color Line,’ for Columbia University’s Frank A. Calderone Prize in Public Health. Bassett...

How Segregated Schools Built Segregated Cities

How Segregated Schools Built Segregated Cities

Articles | February 13 2017

by Emily Lieb More than six decades after the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, increasing numbers of black children in the U.S. attend what researchers call “apartheid schools” where students of color comprise more than 99 percent of...