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Segregation and minority health disparities

PRRAC is working to promote research and advocacy initiatives in response to substantial new research on the physical and mental health impacts of living in segregated, high poverty neighborhoods. We are currently showcasing a series of articles in our bimonthly publication Poverty & Race by leading public health and policy researchers, and we have developed a research guide on minority health disparities.

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Recent Advocacy

Research and Conference Reports

Transportation/Environmental Justice

Incorporating the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing obligation into EPA’s 2020 Environmental Justice Action Agenda (July 2016)

Coalition comments on Department of Interior Environmental Justice Plan (May 2016)

Equitable Transit Oriented Development (March 2015)

Comments on DOT Proposed Rule on Statewide Metropolitan Transportation Planning (October 2014)

"Disadvantaged Communities Teach Regional Planners a Lesson in Equitable and Sustainable Development," by Richard A. Marcantonio & Alex Karner (January 2014)

Transportation Equity Caucus comments on FTA New Starts Guidance (March 2013)

Comments on Federal Transit Administration proposed rule on transit oriented development (March 2012)

PRRAC comments on EPA draft report, "Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities" (March 2012)

Transit-Oriented Development in High Opportunity Communities (May 2011)

The "Housing + Transportation Index" and Fair Housing (July 2010)

Comment letter to Dept. of Transportation on Discretionary Grants NOFA (June 1, 2009)

Letter to Secretaries Donovan and LaHood on smart growth and fair housing (April 6, 2009)

Fair Housing and Transportation Principles (March 2009)

The Interstates and the Cities: Highways, Housing, and the Freeway Revolt, by Raymond Mohl (2002)

Featured Articles

“Prescription for a New Neighborhood: Housing mobility can complement community revitalization for children with serious health challenges” in Shelterforce magazine, July 2012

Where you live can help determine your health, studies say by Andrea Walker, Baltimore Sun (November 2011)

Mossville, Louisiana: A Community's Fight for the Right to a Healthy Environment by Michele Roberts (May/June 2011)
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