Trauma, Stress, and Trauma-Informed Practice for Community Health and Well-Being

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One of the most significant public health crises in the United States today, exposure to trauma impacts up to 90% of the population and influences every aspect of our well-being. It dramatically increases the risk of 7 out of 10 of the leading causes of death and results in a 20-year difference in life expectancy for those most impacted. But a quarter of a century after the Adverse Childhood Experiences study solidified the connections between traumatic stress, behavioral health, and physical health, holistic care and trauma-informed practices remain disturbingly underadopted. In some places, as few as 3% of physicians actually use ACEs prevention in practice.


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Ten Essential Practices for Transforming Regional Health and Well-being Through Regional Stewardship

Explore 10 essential practices stewards must pursue to create equitable opportunities for everyone to reach their potential for well-being. These practices are rooted in three areas of focus: broad stewardship, sound strategy, and sustainable funding. Read more and learn about transforming the systems that produce health and well-being through stewardship.


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Indigenized Energy Initiative

The Indigenized Energy Initiative focuses on decolonizing renewable energy in the US by addressing the social, economic, spiritual, and environmental concerns of Native peoples. The Initiative has designed strategies and projects that help tribal nations move away from fossil fuels and towards clean, modern, and regenerative energy systems. Read more to learn about the Initiative's inspiration, team, and the potential of this important endeavor.


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Hispanic and Latinx People

Hispanic and Latinx people are the fastest growing community of color in the United States, though they continue to suffer high levels of poverty, discrimination, and ill-health. The Hispanic population is about 50% more likely to die from diabetes or liver disease than their white counterparts and are 3 times more likely to be uninsured. Learn more about the health disparities experienced by Hispanic and Latinx people in the United States and explore dozens of newly-curated resources on this important topic.


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Public Transportation in the U.S.: A Driver Of Health and Equity

As an aspect of the built environment, transportation has important impacts on public health and healthy equity. This brief focuses on the relationship between public transportation and health, as well as the potential health and health equity impacts of urban public mass transportation on individuals and communities. Read on to learn about policy and practice interventions that may help states and municipalities better align urban public transportation and public health goals.


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S1 E9: How Can Neighborhood-Level Data Improve Health and Equity?

This episode of the All In: Data for Community Health podcast features Leah Hendey, co-director of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership. Topics discussed include the role local data intermediaries play in communities, how neighborhood-level data can be used to address issues of health equity, and examples of communities that have successfully used neighborhood information systems to solve pressing public health challenges.


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How to Best Use Benchmarks when Exploring Population Health Data

When exploring quantitative data about a community, added context through data benchmarks tells us more about how a community is really doing. We can always work toward improvement, but strategic plans and collaborative efforts are often met with scarce resources—benchmarks provide context for what we’re seeing, so we can make better strategic decisions about where to act and invest together. This post shares key factors to consider when selecting benchmarks for comparative reference in a given community.


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Accessibility and Disability Equity Library


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New Topic: Kidney Diseases


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