Climate Change, Environmental Challenges and Vulnerable Communities

The report Climate Change, Environmental Challenges and Vulnerable Communities: Assessing Legacies of the Past, Building Opportunities for the Future brings together demographic, health and environmental data and research for Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. It delves into state and local initiatives for mitigation and adaptation, assessing the progress for communities of color and concluding that some communities of color face a "perfect storm" of poor health, socioeconomic barriers and climate-related challenges.

Minorities, Mobile Broadband, and the Management of Chronic Diseases

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is pleased to share an important new report, Minorities, Mobile Broadband, and the Management of Chronic Diseases, prepared by the Joint Center Media and Technology Institute and the Health Policy Institute with support from the UnitedHealth Group Foundation.

Health Reform at the Crossroads: Will the Affordable Care Act Help Eliminate Health Inequities

This week marks the second anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  It’s also the week that oral arguments begin before the U.S.

Place Matters for Health in the San Joaquin Valley (summary)

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of how neighborhood differences in a range of social, economic and environmmental conditions are linked to health outcomes in the San Joaquin Valley. It finds that the conditions in low-income and non-white neighborhoods make it more difficut for people in these neighborhoods to live healthy lives.

Place Matters for Health in the San Joaquin Valley (Spanish summary)

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of how neighborhood differences in a range of social, economic and environmmental conditions are linked to health outcomes in the San Joaquin Valley. It finds that the conditions in low-income and non-white neighborhoods make it more difficut for people in these neighborhoods to live healthy lives.

Climate Disruption in the Global South and in African American Communities: Key Issues, Frameworks, and Possibilities for Climate Justice

This paper lays out a number of major issues facing people and ecosystems in “marginalized” communities emphasizing the experience of Americans of African descent and in the global South. It considers dominant policy frameworks advanced to address climate change and offers critiques of those perspectives from these voices in the global South. The struggles facing the global South community are then linked to key challenges confronting African American communities.

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