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Why Place & Race Matter

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.

Why Place Matters

Why Place & Race Matter

In 2007, we published Why Place Matters to examine how environmental factors can be strengthened and enlivened to benefit the health of all communities. This report builds on our earlier work to look more intentionally and explicitly at race and ethnicity and what they mean in the context of
building healthy communities. The report examined the growing movement in California and around the nation to build healthy communities where all residents have opportunities to participate and thrive.

This update, Why Place & Race Matter, delves into these issues. Dynamic groups and initiatives are featured to illuminate action at the intersection of health, place, and race. With this report, we hope to further inspire creative thinking, new partnerships, innovative strategies to achieve sustainable change, and continued momentum in the movement to build healthy, opportunity-rich communities.

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Why Place Matters

La Importancia del Lugar de Residencia y la Raza

La importancia del lugar (Why Place Matters) publicado en el 2007 investigó como minimizer la diferencia de las condiciones de salud pública para mejorar la calidad de vida de comunidades, cambiando y mejorando las condiciones económicas, sociales, físicas y fortaleciendo las instituciones y servicios públicos – desde clínicas de salud, escuelas hasta sistemas de agua potable – en las comunidades de bajos ingresos.

Esta actualización de La importancia del lugar de residencia y la raza (Why Place and Race Matter) profundiza estos temas. Las organizaciones dinámicas y las iniciativas están mencionadas para ilustrar acciones en la intersección entre la salud, el lugar de residencia y el grupo racial. Con este reporte esperamos inspirar el pensamiento creativo, nuevas asociaciones y estrategias innovadoras para lograr el cambio sustentado y continuar el movimiento de la construcción de comunidades saludables y oportunidades valiosas para todos.

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