Mounting evidence continues to connect greater wealth with better health and closing the racial wealth divide is a critical step in creating opportunity for everyone to achieve a long healthy life. In this webinar, we will examine innovative and bold solutions addressing wealth gaps. Policy Fellow Shira Markoff from Prosperity Now will introduce us to baby bonds, a strategy that provides publicly funded investment accounts created by the government for every newborn child. We will also hear from Keyana Walston, a program manager and management analyst for the city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Rocky Mount has partnered with businesses and local organizations to create a wealth-building initiative centered on home ownership. We encourage you to attend the discussion group following the webinar to share and learn about other local wealth-building strategies.
This is the second in a two-part webinar series, Unjust and Unfair: Consequences of the Racial Wealth Divide. Part one, Why Wealth Matters to Your Health, features Michael Stevenson, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps’ Evidence and Policy Analysis team leader and Miriam Axel-Lute, editor of Shelterforce. It is available on demand.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps will host a one-hour interactive virtual discussion at 4pm ET, immediately following the webinar. We encourage you to participate in an engaging dialogue with peers across the country to share your experiences with equity. Mark your calendars and plan to stay as long as you're able.