Reports

Moving Upstream: Policy Strategies to Address Social, Economic, and Environmental Conditions that Shape Health Inequities

This policy brief identifies some of the policy strategies that are being studied and implemented in communities across the country. Prepared by Bryant Cameron Webb, a rising leader in medicine and health policy, we expect that this brief will be useful for policymakers, public health practitioners, community organizations, researchers, and others committed to improving the health of people of color and eliminating health inequities.

STEM Urgency: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education in an Increasingly Unequal and Competitive World

The technology sector in the United States continued to thrive during the Great Recession. The increasing need for high tech workers shielded the industry from the unemployment woes faced by the rest of the country. In fact, the number of workers needed by the technology industry far outpaces the number of Americans with the skills for these available jobs.

Ten Reasons Why Plugging Into Electric Vehicles Reaps Rewards For Our Communities – And How You Can Help

Ten Reasons Why Plugging Into Electric Vehicles Reaps Rewards For Our Communities – And How You Can Help

Affordable Care Act of 2010: Creating Job Opportunities for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations

The health care industry has been an engine of job growth, and the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) is expected to stimulate further growth. Over the next decade, the health care sector could add 4.6 million jobs, representing a 31% increase from current employment. New job opportunities from entry-level positions to highly trained professions are expected to emerge in the industry.

Broadband and Jobs: African Americans Rely Heavily on Mobile Access and Social Networking in Job Search

In this study, funded by the Joyce Foundation, the Joint Center explored the importance of Internet access to job search among African Americans. We found that African Americans are more likely than other segments of the population to use the Internet to seek and apply for employment, and are more likely to consider the Internet very important to the success of their job search.

The Affordable Care Act: Creating Job Opportunities for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations presentation

This presentation accompanies a study based on a fall 2013 study from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The Affordable Care Act: Creating Job Opportunities for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations presents an inventory of health care jobs occupied by people of color and the changes in occupation mix over time, along with an estimate of job growth in the health care industry and present potential job opportunities for people of color.

PLACE MATTERS for Health in Jefferson County, Alabama: The Status of Health Equity on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama

Place matters for health in important ways, according to a growing body of research. Differences in neighborhood conditions powerfully predict who is healthy, who is sick, and who lives longer. And because of patterns of residential segregation, these differences are the fundamental causes of health inequities among different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.

Empowering the Black Community through Entrepreneurship: The Role for States

This presentation by Dr. Wilhelmina Leigh, originally shown at the 2013 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference, offers strategies for state legislators looking to increase entrepreneurship in their communities.

Energy Efficiency Savings in Faith Institutions: A Pilot Project with the AME Church

This Joint Center report, Energy Efficiency Savings in Faith Institutions: A Pilot Project with the AME Church, documents a groundbreaking partnership with the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church to raise awareness and demonstrate the critical role of energy efficiency in saving resources at both the individual and church level, and in addressing our nation’s energy and environmental challenges.

Confidence About Financial Security at Retirement: Perspectives of African Americans and White Americans

This fall 2012 poll from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies finds that, although more than half of both African Americans and white Americans are ‘very or somewhat’ confident that they will be financially secure during retirement, this financial security may not become reality.

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