Creating Virtual Resources to Amplify Public Health Equity

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Technology has the power to extend and expand the work of organizations, communities, coalitions, and the public health sector itself by supporting changemakers and stakeholders, making learnings more accessible, amplifying best practices, increasing collaboration, and building momentum for public health and equity. Learn more about leveraging design thinking, knowledge management, and coalition building to advance equitable health outcomes for all.


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New Topic: Children and Youth

Childhood is a crucial time of development in the human lifespan. From birth to age five, children’s brains are developing rapidly, producing up to 40,000 neural connections per second. Childhood experiences have lifelong effects on behavior, learning, physical and mental health, and overall well-being. Sadly, racial and ethnic health disparities in the United States are pervasive and extend to America’s children. Learn more about achieving health equity and justice for children and youth and explore dozens of newly curated resources on this important topic.


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

As the holidays approach, people take time to consider what they’re thankful for, and many choose to donate time, attention, and resources to others. In that spirit of giving, each year the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness sponsor Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Learn more about hosting an Awareness Week in your community or finding a local Awareness Week where you can participate as an organizer, a volunteer, a donor, or an attendee.


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How the GI Bill's Promise Was Denied to a Million Black WWII Veterans

The GI Bill is remembered as a law of sweeping benefits for veterans, including college tuition, low-cost home loans, and unemployment insurance. For some who served, however, these benefits were out of reach. While the bill's language did not specifically exclude African Americans from its benefits, it was structured in a way that shut doors for the 1.2 million Black veterans who had bravely served during World War II in segregated ranks. Learn more about how the disparity in the GI bill’s implementation drove growing gaps in wealth, education and civil rights for Black Americans.


Race-Based Stress and Intergenerational Trauma

While race-based stress and intergenerational trauma have been known to Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color for centuries, their importance is finally being acknowledged in the research around and treatment of traumatic stress. Race-based stress is caused by discriminatory, hateful, othering, ostracizing, abusive, and violent experiences related to their race or perceived race. This can contribute to long-term negative health outcomes for BIPOC individuals, families, and communities. Learn more and browse dozens of newly curated resources on this important topic.


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The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America’s Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2022

Chronic underfunding has created a public health system that cannot address the nation’s health security needs, persistent health inequities, or emerging threats. It was also a major factor in the inadequate COVID-19 response. This report tracks federal, state, and local investment in public health and how underinvestment in public health programs continues to put Americans' lives and livelihoods at risk. Learn more about funding trends and recommendations for new investments.


Take the 2022 Trans Survey!

More than ever, it's important to ensure that trans voices will shape the future. The U.S. Trans Survey is the largest survey of trans people, by trans people, in the United States. It documents the lives and experiences of trans and nonbinary people ages 16+ in the U.S. and U.S. territories. Trans and nonbinary folks can take the survey, while everyone can share with their extended networks to spread the word. For transgender and nonbinary people, take the survey to help fill critical gaps in LGBTQ+ data for our communities. For allies, share the survey before it closes on November 21st, 2022.


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Equitable Economies Policy Series


New Topic: Parents and Families


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