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COMMUNITY DESIGN & PUBLIC POLICY HEADING HERE AND HERE SUBTITLE HERE Presented by Marice Ashe, JD, MPH CEO, ChangeLab Solutions
ChangeLab Solutions creates innovative law and policysolutions that transform neighborhoods, cities, and states.We do this because achieving the common good meanseveryone has safe places to live and be active, nourishingfood, and more opportunities to ensure health. Our uniqueapproach, backed by decades of solid research and provenresults, helps the public and private sectors makecommunities more livable, especially for those who are athighest risk because they have the fewest resources.
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LOW INCOME VS. HIGH INCOMEAn African American baby in the predominantly low-income neighborhood of West Oakland compared to a white infant in the Oakland Hills is:1.5 times more likely to be born premature,7 times more likely to be born into poverty, and4 times more likely to have parents with only a high school education.Source: ACDPH
LOW INCOME VS. HIGH INCOMEThe risks accumulate and worsen over the life course of the black baby:2.5 times more likely to lag in vaccinations as a toddler4 times less likely to read at grade level in fourth grade5.6 times more likely to drop out of high schoolSource: ACDPH
LOW INCOME VS. HIGH INCOMEIn adulthood:5 times more likely to be hospitalized for diabetes3 times more likely to suffer a fatal stroke2 times as likely to die of cancerThe West Oakland infant can expect to die almost 15 years earlier than the white infant born in the Oakland Hills.Source: ACDPH
EducationIncreasing Individual Effort Needed Clinical Increasing Population Impact Interventions Long-lasting Protective Interventions Changing the Context to Make Individual’s Default Decisions Easier Socioeconomic Factors Source: http://www.healthier-communities.org/taxonomy/term/109