By Peter Kye, with thanks to Carrie Zaremba, PRRAC summer research assistant, for her excellent survey of state and local climate adaptation plan language and Megan Haberle, PRRAC Director of Housing Policy, for her guidance. PRRAC Policy Brief (October 2017). Read the report... … [Read more...] about Equity Considerations in Climate Adaptation Plans: A Call for Advocacy
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PRRAC works to develop and support environmental justice advocacy, with a focus on strong national and local partnership strategies. Harmful and inequitable environmental hazard siting, enforcement disparities, and other EJ issues have often been closely connected to residential segregation and concentrated poverty, as well as racial bias and disparities in access to power structures. Our work to improve these conditions is an important complement to other strategies that serve as immediate interventions to improve health (in particular that of young children), such as voucher mobility and strong standards for where subsidized housing is sited.
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By Robert A. Hahn April - June 2017 Issue of Poverty & Race Introduction. Segregation as a Fundamental Public Health Issue There is a great and urgent need for public health practitioners to better understand the association of racial and ethnic segregation with ill-health and to collaborate with other agencies to address the underlying causes. This … [Read more...] about Racial and Ethnic Residential Segregation as a Root Social Determinant of Public Health and Health Inequity: A Persistent Public Health Challenge in the United States
By David Barton Smith April-June 2016 issue of Poverty & Race July 1, 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of Medicare’s inauguration. After Lyndon Johnson’s landslide victory in 1964, the passage of the Medicare Act in 1965 surprised no one. The surprise, concealed and never fully acknowledged, came with its implementation. Rather than the typical pattern, the … [Read more...] about Stealth Capture: The Civil Rights Movement and the Implementation of Medicare
By Robert Garcia July/August 2014 issue of Poverty & Race “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk,if you can’t walk then crawl,but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Communities in Los Angeles are celebrating the civil rights revolution with public art and green space: A new parks … [Read more...] about Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Los Angeles Celebrates Anniversaries of the Civil Rights Movement
By Michelle Roberts May/June 2011 issue of Poverty & Race Mossville is not located on most U.S. maps. Yet some of America's largest industrial corporations have found this unincorporated African-American community and exploit its natural resources and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Near Mossville, homes, churches and playgrounds, there are 14 industrial … [Read more...] about Mossville, Louisiana: A Community’s Fight for the Human Right to a Healthy Environment