Research Brief: Three-City Survey of African Americans on EPA Regulations, Climate Change and Health

This three-city survey builds on earlier Joint Center national surveys that looked at the views of African Americans on climate change, health and conservation behaviors. In the national surveys, clear majorities said they believed climate change and global warming were a major problem, and they believed that global warming will have significant adverse effects on public health, economic instability, fires, and droughts-and that these problems will be worse for future generations.

White Paper: Health and Economic Benefits of Clean Air Regulations

A literature-based white paper that discusses the range of potential health benefits that could be gained by people of color in the three cities
as a result of proposed EPA regulations. The paper considers the impact on reduced exposures to PM2.5 and ozone pollution, and the potential for reductions in premature deaths due to respiratory and cardiovascular conditions, and lung cancer. There is also an examination of the potential reductions in asthma. One important component of this work is an expanded review of EPA's technical analyses of health benefits that are expected

The Social Cost of Wireless Taxation Executive Summary

Continual increases in state and local taxes of mobile service, digital goods, and digital services harm the ability of low-income communities to realize the full benefits of mobile broadband and create deeply troubling consequences for minorities and the poor. Understandably, the enormous growth of the mobile broadband and applications markets makes the consumer costs of wireless service, digital goods, and digital services tempting potential tax bases for struggling state and local governments.

Medicaid: A Lifeline for Blacks and Latinos with Serious Health Care Needs

Report, commissioned by the Families USA, the Joint Center Health Policy Institute and other allies, describes the likely impact on African Americans and Latinos of cuts to Medicaid, the program on which millions of low-income Americans rely. It contains state-specific data for blacks and Latinos who rely on Medicaid and suffer from chronic medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease and heart disease.

The Racial Justice and Health Equity Work of the Boston Place Matters Team

The Boston Public Health Commission reports on the work of the Boston PLACE MATTERS team. This presentation was given during the 2011 PLACE MATTERS National Conference.