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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Telling the Story of Place, Race and Health Equity: A Few Early Lessons

The Praxis Project discusses its racial and social justice initiative. This presentation was given at 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.

The Implications of Medicaid for Low-Income Communities

Recent efforts to sharply cut back funding and support for Medicaid go beyond Washington politics—they threaten the health of millions of Americans. For the past 45 years, Medicaid has been a largely successful program that delivers essential health services to a large segment of the population. Our country‟s most vulnerable citizens, including children, low-income parents, pregnant women, seniors and those with disabilities have all benefited from this social service jointly administered by federal and state governments, as well as the Children‟s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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