Within every community, there are significant differences in peoples’ health and their opportunities to live long and healthy lives. Policy changes can be key to both transforming health in a community and helping to eliminate inequities. But when policies aren’t created or enforced with equity in mind, they may perpetuate these disparities – or even amplify them.
Networks are a way for people and organizations to come together to find solutions to complex problems. How can you create intentional partnerships that uphold the values, practices, and systems that supports equity?
Access to safe and affordable housing provides a foundation for good health, yet half of all rural counties across the country have experienced an increase in severe housing cost burden since the housing crisis of 2006-2010.
Economic development and social and environmental responsibility do not always go hand in hand, but when they do this type of green vision for economic growth can have positive results for health and well-being.
During this webinar, we will be joined by UnidosUS and Esperanza Health Center, a local UnidosUS affiliate serving the Chicago area, to discuss how COVID-19 is placing an even brighter spotlight on many existing disparities experienced by Latino communities.
An informational webinar to explore the 2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Call For Applications and Phase I Application process, hosted by staff representing both the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the nation, an endless stream of data has flooded our inboxes, news outlets, and social media. But as communities navigate the crisis, response, and recovery, it’s more crucial than ever to connect this data with our own community contexts.
The Navajo Nation has long experienced barriers to health and opportunity. As the COVID-19 pandemic has crossed the country, the Navajo tribe has been disproportionately impacted by the virus, facing some of the highest rates in the United States.
We know that before this pandemic arrived, not everyone had the same opportunity to live a long and healthy life. The COVID-19 crisis has clearly demonstrated these realities, as communities of color are experiencing a disproportionately high number of confirmed cases and rate of death from the virus.