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  • 1. Differences in health outcomes that are systematic, avoidable and unjust.
  • 2. Monica
  • 3. Are particular groups disproportionately impacted by the issues?
  • 4. Source: CDC. http://www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/Asthma/index.html Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.nrdc.org/health/kids/ocar/chap3.asp In 2009, 1 in 12 people in the U.S. had asthma, yet 1 in 9 blacks of all ages and about 1 in 6 black children were impacted by asthma.
  • 5. Source: CDC. http://www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/Asthma/index.html Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.nrdc.org/health/kids/ocar/chap3.asp In the 90s, the lead level above the CDC's concern was more than double for black children than for white children.
  • 6. People of color make up the majority, 56%, of Americans living in neighborhoods within two miles of commercial hazardous waste facilities. Source: Unequal Health Outcomes in the United States. CERD Working Group on Health and Environmental Health Report on Healthcare . January 2008.
  • 7. 61.3% of African American children, 67.7% of Asian American children and 69.2% of Latino children, live in areas that exceed air- quality standards for ozone, compared with 50.8% of white children. Source: Unequal Health Outcomes in the United States. CERD Working Group on Health and Environmental Health Report on Healthcare . January 2008.
  • 8. 12% of American Indian and Alaska Native homes (compared with 1% of all U.S. homes) lack safe and adequate water supply and waste disposal facilities. Source: Danger Zones: Ozone Air Pollution and Our Children. American Lung Association. 1995.
  • 9. Blacks are 4 times more likely to live in a food desert than whites FOOD DESERTS Source: The Contextual Effect of the Local Food Environment on Residents’ Diets: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, Am. J. Pub. Health. 2002.
  • 10. 37.9 % of black children under 12 and 33.8% of Latinos, compared with 12.3% of white children, lived in poverty in 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Source: U.S. Census Bureau.http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/#cps
  • 11. The national home ownership rate is 65.5%. As of 2008, 74.9% of whites owned homes, compared with 59.1% of Asians, 48.9% of Latinos and 47.5% of Blacks. Source: U.S. Census Bureau.http://www.census.gov/housing/hvs/files/qtr413/q413press.pdf
  • 12. How have invisible policies and systems shaped Monica’s experience?
  • 13. Between 1930-1950, three out of five homes purchased in the United States were financed by FHA, yet less than 2% of the FHA loans were made to non-white home buyers. Source: Beth J. Leif & Susan Goering, The Implementation of the Federal Mandate for Fair Housing, in DIVIDED NEIGHBORHOODS: CHANGING PATTERNS OF RACIAL SEGREGATION 227, 229 (Gary A. Tobin ed., 1987).
  • 14. In 2006, at the height of the housing boom, Black and Latino families making more than $200,000 a year were more likely on average to be given a subprime loan than a white family making less than $30,000 a year. Source: Faber, Jacob. Racial Dynamics of Subprime Mortgage Lending at the Peak. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs10.1080/10511482.2013.771788?journalCode=rhpd20#.UxZYnPmwLMo
  • 15. From 2005 to 2009, the median wealth holdings on households of color declined far more than for whites, resulting in the largest wealth gaps in 25 years. Source: Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics. http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2011/07/26/wealth-gaps-rise-to-record-highs-between-whites-blacks-hispanics/ 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Latino Black White Decline in HouseholdWealth by Race
  • 16. What kinds of investments do communities need to get to racially equitable solutions that work for everyone?
  • 17. HEALTH IN ALL POLICIES
  • 18. INVESTMENTS IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
  • 19. RAISINGTHE MINIMUM WAGE
  • 20. What can we start doing now?
  • 21. ① Start where communities of color are.
  • 22. ① Start where communities of color. ② Address tensions.
  • 23. ① Start where communities of color are. ② Address tensions. ③ Build trust.
  • 24. ① Start where communities of color are. ② Address tensions. ③ Build trust. ④ Start with community priorities.
  • 25. ① Start where communities of color are. ② Address tensions. ③ Build trust. ④ Start with community priorities. ⑤ Engage strong constituency-based institutions.
  • 26. ① Start where communities of color are. ② Address tensions. ③ Build trust. ④ Start with community priorities. ⑤ Engage strong constituency-based institutions.