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Dellums Commision Fact Sheet

Dellums Commision Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet | February 19 2016

Advancing the Science and Practice of Place-Based Intervention

Advancing the Science and Practice of Place-Based Intervention

Articles | February 19 2016

Current interest in the role of “place” stems from significant evidence on the social determinants of health. Authoritative bodies such as the World Health Organization and the National Academy of Medicine have asserted that...

Analysis: Can Policy Move the Needle in Health Equity?

Analysis: Can Policy Move the Needle in Health Equity?

Articles | February 19 2016

This year is a big one for health equity and the policy discussion. It is a milestone anniversary year for steps to improve parity and access in communities of color, marked by the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing Medicare...

Group takes a broad look at county’s health

Group takes a broad look at county’s health

Articles | February 18 2016

San Juan Community PLACE MATTERS, or SJCPM, is a group of organizations and citizens from throughout San Juan County joining together to make the places where we live, learn, work and play healthier for ALL members of the community. It addresses...

African-Americans over-represented among low-paying college

African-Americans over-represented among low-paying college

Articles | February 17 2016

By Kenya Downs More African-Americans are going to college than ever before. But according to new research from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, African-American college students are more likely to pursue...

Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty

Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty

Articles | February 15 2016

by Lyndsey Layton For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, according to a new analysis of 2013 federal data, a statistic that has profound implications for the...

More white Americans acknowledge racism as a national problem

More white Americans acknowledge racism as a national problem

Articles | February 11 2016

by Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — More white Americans now share the view, long held by minorities, that racism is a national problem and should be confronted, according to an analysis of recent public opinion...

Infrastructure Failures, Like Flint, Are a Crisis for Black America

Infrastructure Failures, Like Flint, Are a Crisis for Black America

Articles | February 9 2016

By Charles D. Ellison It’s easy to view the bubbling toxic-water crisis in Flint, Mich., as the case of yet another majority-black city victimized by institutional neglect. Michigan itself is a cautionary tale of once-thriving Northern...

Foundation Launches Groundbreaking Effort to Achieve Racial Equality

Foundation Launches Groundbreaking Effort to Achieve Racial Equality

Articles | February 1 2016

Racial tensions between communities of color and police, and other high-profile, racially charged events in recent years have changed Americans' views on racial progress, according to a new analysis of polls on racial views. A significant...

Former dean questions costs of ‘no excuses’ charter schools on students of color

Former dean questions costs of ‘no excuses’ charter schools on students of color

Articles | January 29 2016

“No excuses” charter schools have become a prominent feature of modern school reform. What exactly are they? This is how Joan Goodman, a professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the...