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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2015

Data Tools for Change The Child Opportunity Index

Leaders at every level recognize that a child’s well-being should not be determined by their zip code, but how can policymakers and practitioners take action to ensure healthy places for all? The Child Opportunity Index, a new tool from diversitydatakids.org and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, arms leaders with critical data to inform strategies that increase equity and opportunity.
 
This purpose of this webinar is to learn more about the Child Opportunity Index and how it can further cross-sector efforts towards child health equity. Learn from leaders and researchers at the intersection of public health and community development about the importance of rigorous data on our neighborhoods to understand needs and target collaborative action.
 
Speakers included:
 
--Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, PhD, MPA-URP, Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Brandeis University; Director, diversitydatakid.org
 
--Colby Dailey, Managing Director, Build Healthy Places Network
 
--Renee D. Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center and Founding Director, Vital Village Community Engagement Network
 
--Sarah Treuhaft, Deputy Director, PolicyLink (moderator)