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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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Visualizing the Racial Wealth Gap

Visualizing the Racial Wealth Gap

Articles, Economy, Housing | September 19 2023

Undeniably, discrimination, structural inequality, and biases in institutions are the root causes of the vast racial wealth gap in the United States. By Ricardo Mimbela & Katie Duarte, ACLU (Read...

Racism by Design: The Building of Interstate 81

Racism by Design: The Building of Interstate 81

Articles, Environmental Racism, Separation | September 11 2023

50 years ago, city officials in Syracuse ignored the outcry of the Black community in the 15th Ward and moved forward with their plan to construct the I-81 viaduct. Since then, the ward has faced inadequate housing, higher crime, and poverty at...

Impact of Chicago’s Environmental Justice Executive Order

Impact of Chicago’s Environmental Justice Executive Order

Environmental Racism, Racial Equity | September 8 2023

Through an executive order, former Mayor Lori Lightfoot has committed to recognizing environmental racism impacting Chicago communities. This agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is just the start of an effort to...

Civil Rights Leaders Seek Energy of Original Movement at March on Washington’s 60th Anniversary

Civil Rights Leaders Seek Energy of Original Movement at March on Washington’s 60th Anniversary

Articles, Racial Equity | August 31 2023

Sixty years ago, in the nation's capital, history was made! Thousands of people joined together for a powerful demonstration in support of racial justice, which is still remembered today as one of the most influential of its kind. By Aaron...

The 2023 Summer Newsletter is Now Available!

The 2023 Summer Newsletter is Now Available!

Announcements, Newsletters | August 22 2023

Check out some of NCHE's program highlights in the 2023 Summer...

Lahaina Residents Worry a Rebuilt Maui Town Could Slip into the Hands of Affluent Outsiders

Lahaina Residents Worry a Rebuilt Maui Town Could Slip into the Hands of Affluent Outsiders

Articles, Housing | August 17 2023

Maui is facing a major housing crisis after the recent wildfires. Priority must be given to ensuring residents have basic needs and are not displaced from their native land. By Audrey McAvoy and Claire Rush, AP News (Read...

How Heat Makes Health Inequity Worse, Hitting People With Risks Like Diabetes Harder

How Heat Makes Health Inequity Worse, Hitting People With Risks Like Diabetes Harder

Articles, Environmental Racism, Health Medical Care | August 10 2023

Extreme heat events can be dangerous, especially for disadvantaged communities. Regardless of income or background, everyone should have access to the health and social equity services essential for staying safe. By Yuki Noguchi, NPR Read...

Latest Episode of NCHE Presents Released – July 20 2023

Latest Episode of NCHE Presents Released – July 20 2023

Announcements, Podcast | July 20 2023

On the new episode of NCHE PRESENTS: Leaders Pursuing Health Equity in America podcast (audio), Dr. J. Goosby Smith joins the podcast to discuss her work pursuing racial healing at Citadel University and in her new position as the inaugural vice...

Cedars-Sinai Faces Federal Civil Rights Investigation Over Treatment of Black Mothers

Cedars-Sinai Faces Federal Civil Rights Investigation Over Treatment of Black Mothers

Articles, Health Medical Care | July 18 2023

"Black women are provided a standard of care below what is provided to other women who are not Black when receiving health care services related to labor and delivery.” By Marissa Evans, Los Angeles Times (Read...

How the Affirmative Action Ruling Will Hurt Health Care

How the Affirmative Action Ruling Will Hurt Health Care

Articles, Health Medical Care, Racial Equity | July 12 2023

The recent Supreme Court ruling to end affirmative action at universities could have major consequences for the healthcare system, which is already struggling to combat racial disparities. By Lisa Jarvis, Bloomberg Opinion (Read...