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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 new show about race from the creator of ‘The Wire’ should make you very uncomfortable

The new show about race from the creator of ‘The Wire’ should make you very uncomfortable

Articles | December 28 2015

The scene in the HBO miniseries "Show Me a Hero," shows several hundred public housing residents gather on folding chairs in a Yonkers gymnasium hoping for tickets out of the city's neglected high-rise projects. On offer are 70 new townhomes on the...

Under New Oregon Law, All Eligible Voters Are Registered Unless They Opt Out

Under New Oregon Law, All Eligible Voters Are Registered Unless They Opt Out

Articles | December 26 2015

Americans are required to register if they want to vote; as of this week, Oregonians will have to register not to.  In front of a packed and cheering audience Monday, Gov. Kate Brown signed a first-in-the-nation bill to automatically...

What would a more equitable D.C. look like?

What would a more equitable D.C. look like?

Articles | December 24 2015

In D.C.’s poorest wards — 7 and 8, where residents are overwhelmingly black — growth in businesses is lagging behind other parts of the city, the number of high school dropouts is high and incomes are either falling or stagnant....

The Disruptors

The Disruptors

Articles | December 22 2015

A shift has occurred in the year since Michael Brown’s death sparked unrest in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014.  National conversations have arisen around issues affecting the black community in America: police...

Racial Equity Toolkit: An Opportunity to Operationalize Equity

Racial Equity Toolkit: An Opportunity to Operationalize Equity

Articles | December 18 2015

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity is pleased to share the new “Racial Equity Toolkit: An Opportunity to Operationalize Equity”. Racial equity tools are designed to integrate explicit consideration of racial equity in...

Access to mental health, addiction & recovery services lagging behind other areas of healthcare for teen boys

Access to mental health, addiction & recovery services lagging behind other areas of healthcare for teen boys

Articles | December 7 2015

Less than one-quarter of adults perceive lots of availability of behavioral/mental health care for teen boys, even fewer perceive lots of availability of addiction/recovery services Several tragic events have contributed to recent...

Colleges Trying To Find Ways To Deal With Racial Incidents

Colleges Trying To Find Ways To Deal With Racial Incidents

Articles | December 3 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by the football team and ultimately, the resignations of two...

The Inheritance of Disaffection

The Inheritance of Disaffection

Blog | December 2 2015

“Daddy, are you happy?” This is a question my son asks me on a regular basis. It is a beautiful yet sad question. It is beautiful because it is proof that my state of being registers with him, and that fact is the basis of essential virtues like...

Here’s A New Theory On Why Cities Are Gentrifying At A Dizzying Rate

Here’s A New Theory On Why Cities Are Gentrifying At A Dizzying Rate

Articles | December 1 2015

by Shane Ferro Imagine you start a new job. The pay is better, but the hours are longer. How do you cope? If you live in the suburbs, the answer might be to take the extra money you are bringing in and move closer to work. The...

Giving housing to the homeless is three times cheaper than leaving them on the streets

Giving housing to the homeless is three times cheaper than leaving them on the streets

Articles | November 24 2015

The final week of January saw an annual ritual in government statistical gathering that few people know about — the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Point-in-Time survey of the homeless population, in which HUD recruits volunteers...