Achieving Health Equity Through Social Equality: A Call to Political Action

Representative Donna Christensen (D-VI) explores the connection between health equity and social equity and how policy can help end health disparities. This presentation was given as part of the 2011 PLACE MATTERS National Conference.

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A Lost Decade: Neighborhood Poverty and the Urban Crisis of the 2000s

The report looks at trends in the share of African American, Hispanic and white families in high-poverty neighborhoods since 1970. While there is a smaller share of black, Hispanic and white families living in high-poverty neighborhoods today than in 1970, black and Hispanic families are increasingly more likely than whites to live in high-poverty neighborhoods.

King County Equity and Social Justice

The director of the Environmental Health Services Division of the government of King County, Washington, discusses equity and the King County PLACE MATTERS team. This presentation was given during the 2011 PLACE MATTERS National Conference.

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Health Disparities, Neighborhood Poverty, and Racial Composition

Members of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health review a study on the effect of segregation, including neighborhood racial composition and concentration of poverty, on health. This presentation was originally given at the 2011 PLACE MATTERS National Conference.

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FACT SHEET: The Economic Burden Of Health Inequalities in the United States

This fact sheet presents a summary of findings on the economic burden of health disparities in the United States.

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