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Webinars | 2014

Voices For Healthy Kids Initiative Healthy Food Access, Healthy Communities

Advocacy efforts to improve access to healthy food at the local, state, and federal level have led to the creation of financing programs to support healthy food retail in underserved communities nationwide.
 
One key effort, Voices for Healthy Kids Initiative, led by the American Heart Association and The Food Trust, is advocating for state-wide policies to promote healthy food financing and...
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Getting Equity Advocacy Results: Tools for Navigating Change

Equity advocates know the power of policy. Policy determines the rules by which opportunities are framed and delivered — what is allowed, encouraged, discouraged, and prohibited. Advocacy — the art of influence and persuasion — is essential for fostering the creation, adoption, and implementation of promising policy solutions that catalyze social change.

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A Developmental Pathway for Achieving Promise Neighborhoods Results

This important tool was developed to help Promise Neighborhood communities and the field at large better understand the external conditions and developmental milestones that are needed to build the cradle to career continuum and to achieve the goals/outcomes set forth in Promise Neighborhoods. The tool illustrates the developmental pathways necessary to achieve the Promise Neighborhoods vision.

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Categories: Equitable Economy
2014

Building an Equitable Tax Code: A Primer for Advocates

In recent years a national discussion has been underway about the causes and effects of growing inequality, but one cause that has received little attention is the role of the U.S. tax code. The individual tax code contains more than $1 trillion in tax subsidies known to policymakers and economists as tax expenditures because, like spending programs, they provide financial assistance to...

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Maximizing Walkability, Diversity, and Educational Equity in U.S. Schools

This new report, drawn from a national dialogue among leaders in health and public education, with accompanying research, answers the question in the affirmative. It also outlines the factors that determine how and where schools get built for different populations, and proposes action steps for promoting diverse, walkable, high quality schools for all children.

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Accelerating Results for Black Males: A Resource Guide

Part I is designed to help Promise Neighborhoods systematically identify and address barriers to improve the outcomes of black male children in their communities. It offers step-by-step instructions for assessing their needs and recommends a results-based framework for using this information to make a positive impact in their lives, from cradle to college to career. In doing so, this document...

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Insecure Communities: Latino Perceptions of Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement

This report presents findings from a survey of Latinos regarding their perceptions of law enforcement authorities in light of the greater involvement of police in immigration enforcement. Lake Research Partners designed and administered a randomized telephone survey of 2,004 Latinos living in the counties of Cook (Chicago), Harris (Houston), Los Angeles, and Maricopa (Phoenix). 

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Promoting Equity through the Practice of Health Impact Assessment

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is an important tool for understanding the health implications of proposed policies, plans, or projects on communities. Equity is a core value of HIA1 and many practitioners have used HIA to advance equity in decision-making processes. Yet, as the field becomes more commonly known, there is a risk that the focus on equity will diminish without explicit attention,...

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Categories: Equitable Economy

Policy Agenda to Build an Equitable Economy

As America continues to become more diverse, the nation's ability to achieve sustained growth and prosperity hinges on how quickly we can erase lingering racial and class divides and fully apply everyone's talents and creativity to building the next economy. Equity, inclusion, and fairness are no longer only moral imperatives, they are economic ones. This document describes our urgent need for...

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Categories: California

California Unincorportated: Mapping Disadvantaged Communities in the San Joaquin Valley

This document describes the new methods for identifying, measuring, and mapping disadvantaged unincorporated communities and a first account of the findings from applying these new methods to the San Joaquin Valley. For readers seeking the complete technical details of the data sources and methods, please see the Technical Guide on the Community Equity Initiative website.  

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Categories: Equitable Economy

All-In Nation: An America That Works for All

Published by PolicyLink and the Center for American Progress, All-In Nation: An America That Works for All describes how strong communities of color are critical to America’s economic future and lays out a comprehensive policy agenda to build an equitable economy where everyone, including fast-growing communities of color, can participate and thrive.

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Categories: Equitable Economy

Toward 2050 in Texas

It is in this spirit that Progress 2050—a project of the Center for American Progress—and PolicyLink—a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity—partnered to hold a series of roundtables in communities that have already experienced aspects of this demographic shift. This is the fifth report in a series documenting these roundtable discussions and describes a...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

Building an All-In Nation: A View from the American Public

How do Americans view rising diversity? Are they concerned about racial and economic inequality? Would they support the equity agenda outlined in All-In Nation? And, how do these views vary based on race, age, and political persuasion? The Center for American Progress and PolicyLink commissioned a multilingual nationwide survey to answer these important questions. The results were surprising...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

How the Federal Tax Code is Driving Inequity and What You Can Do About It

This webinar by the Asset Funders Network, PolicyLink, and various co-hosts looks at why tax reform matters and explores opportunities for change. This webinar is intended to prepare practitioners and advocates for critical windows of opportunity to engage in tax reform debates and advocate for policies that enable low- and moderate-income families to access a greater share of the benefits.

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

Does Child Support Enforcement Create a Legacy of Debt among Black Fathers and Their Families?

Child support enforcement policies create a unique and devastating type of debt, undermining the financial security of low-income fathers and their children and families. Particularly for low-income black fathers, these enforcement policies can both limit the ability to secure a sustainable livelihood and prevent them from accumulating assets and, in turn, close the door to future...

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