As the United States faces unprecedented economic hardships and an intensified focus on income inequality due to COVID-19, what innovative approaches are communities taking to build economic resilience among residents?
How healthy is your county? For more than a decade, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps has shown that where you live matters to how well and how long you live. In March 2020 we’ll be releasing the 10th annual County Health Rankings and we want you to be ready to take advantage of the attention and excitement of the release.
Every decade the U.S. Census provides an opportunity for residents in every community to be counted. The census is one of the most important datasets in the United States. In fact, much of the data reported in the County Health Rankings snapshots are census-related data. While we often associate the census with congressional representation, census data matter significantly to health equity.
We’re all in this together. When working to improve a community, we need to engage residents to be a part of the decision and change-making process. Once you’ve identified who you want to connect with in your community, what’s the next step?
Nearly 60 million Latinos live in the U.S., with growing populations in every region of the country. Latinos face significant barriers to accessing the opportunities they need to be healthy. The good news is that community-based organizations (CBOs) are working to improve the health of the Latino communities they serve by strategically addressing the social determinants of health...
Discrimination based on race and ethnicity can negatively affect health across lifetimes and generations. Racial inequities are not random. They have been created and sustained over time by unfair and discriminatory policies and practices at many levels. Inequities will not disappear on their own, but communities have the power to disrupt them.
Are you ready to start taking action to improve health outcomes in your community but are looking for more guidance? In this webinar we discussed ways in which you can work with members of your community to improve health by focusing on creating equitable opportunities for everyone to be healthy,...