Reports

Health Information Technology A Tool for Health Equity and System Transformation

In these unprecedented times of promise and peril, there is now a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform health and health care in the United States.

Secretary Slater Calls For a National Vision For Transportation

In an interview with FOCUS magazine, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater, Esq. emphasized the importance of a national vision for the future of transportation in the context of the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  He also explained the impact of the infrastructure provisions of the stimulus package on the African American community and the role of black elected officials in this process.  The highlights of the interview follow....

Asset Building in Low-Income Communities of Color, Part 2

This report by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies presents findings from the second year of an initiative to assess what works to enable low-income communities of color to build assets. It highlights predisposing factors and promising practices in 10 states that received low rankings on asset building for low-income people in the 2007-2008 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard. The featured states are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Texas.

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Activity Limitation

This brief examines the rates of activity limitation among children under the age of 18 who are African American, Hispanic or white. The data analyzed in this brief relate to children who were reported as having any activity limitation, without specific information as to the cause or severity of the limitation. This analysis makes comparisons between the racial/ethnic groups of children overall and between children of various racial/ethnic groups in families with comparable sociodemographic characteristics.

The Harlem Children's Zone: Revitalizing Our Nation Through Education

The unprecendented scale and success of the Harlem Children's Zone Project in the closing achievement gap has elicited curiousity around the world.

Principles to Address the Needs of African Americans and Communities of Color in Climate Change Legislation

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Climate change clearly represents a threat to the environment, but, for millions of people of color in the United States, it is also one more manifestation of  how our energy and transportation systems often endanger the health and livelihood of their families, their communities, and their homeland, be it coastal Georgia or rural Kenya. As a result, communities of color in the United States have a unique perspective on how to approach the challenges of climate change.
 

Vital To Our Recovery Nonprofits and Foundations in These Difficult Times

For nearly 16 years, Paul Martodam has helped Catholic Charities assist people throughout Phoenix with food, shelter and many other parts of daily life.

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Unmet Dental Care Needs

To provide fuller detail on disparities in child health, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies analyzed selected child health indicators [low birthweight, health status (excellent, very good, good, fair, poor or unknown), unmet dental care needs, ADHD/ADD diagnosis, asthma diagnosis, learning disability diagnosis, and activity limitation] by sociodemographic characteristics of the families in which children reside.

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Asthma

To provide fuller detail on disparities in child health, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies undertook an examination of how selected child health indicators (low birthweight, health status (excellent, very good, good, fair, poor or unknown), unmet dental care needs, ADHD/ADD diagnosis, asthma diagnosis, learning disability diagnosis, and activity limitation) vary by sociodemographic characteristics. This brief examines disparities in the prevalence of a lifetime asthma diagnosis among children under the age of 18 who are African American, Hispanic or white.

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Disparities in Low Birthweight

To provide fuller detail on disparities in child health, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies undertook an examination of how selected child health indicators vary by sociodemographic characteristics such as family type, educational attainment of householder, employment status of household, poverty status, and health insurance coverage. This brief examines disparities in the prevalence of reported low birthweight among children under the age of 18 who are African American, Hispanic or white.

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