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Healthy Communities Matter: The Importance of Place to the Health of Boys of Color

In an effort to share our research with our constituents, PolicyLink continues to report—often in conjunction with partners—around equitable strategies that can help all Americans prosper. By "Lifting Up What Works" and spreading the stories of effective change on the ground, we highlight proven efforts to improve communities and support the work needed to replicate those efforts.

Healthy Communities Matter: The Importance of Place to the Health of Boys of Color

This executive summary shows how the neighborhoods where African-American and Latino boys and young men grow up directly influence their health outcomes, and points to the need for comprehensive, systems-based policy solutions implemented at the community level. 

This executive summary combines the collective research efforts of the RAND Corporation, PolicyLink, The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School and the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice Drexel University’s School of Public Health and the Department of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University.

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